People Seeking Place to Smoke Weed Stumble Upon Tiger in Vacant Houston Home

A couple of Houston residents looking for an isolated spot to smoke weed stumbled upon an abandoned tiger in a vacant home, police said Monday. Police say the 350-pound tiger was first discovered last week in a “rinky-dink” unlocked cage in the garage of a home, but officers only managed to remove the massive feline Monday. The anonymous tipster who first found the animal told police he and those he was with initially thought they were hallucinating. Police said they first had the same thought. “A concerned citizen called 311. They were trying to get into this house to smoke marijuana. We questioned them as to whether they were under the effects of the drugs or they actually saw a tiger,” Sgt. Jason Alderete of HPD’s Major Offenders, Livestock Animal Cruelty Unit told ABC 13. The tiger will be taken to an animal shelter to wait for a permanent home.