HOUSTON – The tiger seen roaming around a Houston neighborhood is now the subject of jokes on the national late-night comedy circuit.
Jimmy Kimmel devoted a couple of minutes of his opening stand-up routine to the tiger, referencing tweets from the Houston Police Department and showing footage of the tiger from when the animal was prowling on a Houston residential lawn and street.
UPDATE #2: Victor Hugo Cuevas is in custody. The whereabouts of the tiger are not yet known.— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) May 11, 2021
Anyone with information on the tiger is urged to contact HPD Major Offenders at 713-308-3100.#hounews https://t.co/TkaAtK45MC
It was in reference to this tweet that Kimmel quipped, “Listen, if I see a tiger, I’m not dialing ten numbers. I’m dialing 9-1-1 and that’s it.”
Kimmel also featured the tiger in a mock mug shot as well as a disguise, and referenced “Tiger King” star Joe Exotic.
“In order to catch a tiger, you must free the tiger king,” Kimmel joked.