Woman Who Went Viral Taunting Bronx Zoo Lion Finally Arrested

November 11, 2019
(AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
A woman who went viral back in September after she was caught on camera entering a literal lion's den at the Bronx Zoo has finally been arrested. ABC News reports that 29-year-old Brooklyn resident Myah Autry was arraigned this past Friday on two counts of criminal trespassing after turning herself into authorities on Wednesday. She was released on her own recognizance and is due back in court on December 22. In late September, a bystander filmed Autry appearing to taunt a male lion by raising her arms, wiggling and dancing. Late last month, Autry talked to reporters about her stunt after attending a court date in New Jersey related to a separate, shoplifting charge. "I fear nobody, no animal, no one," she declared. "I wasn't fearing of the lion because the lion loved me...and I let the lion know, 'Lion, I love you!'"