Woman who Jumped Into Bronx Zoo Lion Exhibit Arrested For Trespassing

I am the lion now!

The woman who appeared in the viral video jumping into the lion exhibit at the Bronx Zoo in September was arrested.

What We Know:

  • On Wednesday night, Myah Autry (30) was arrested on two counts of criminal trespassing for entering the Bronx Zoo’s African Lion exhibit.
  • Authorities advised that when Autry was notified of the warrant of her arrest, she called detectives to surrender advising the police she would be near Brooklyn’s Barclays Center Arena on Wednesday evening.
  • According to NBC News, “Last month Autry gave a bizarre interview after appearing in court for an unrelated shoplifting charge saying she feared nobody”.
  • Autry told reporters her decision to enter the lion’s enclosure was a spiritual experience. She then said, “I am the lion now, Can’t you tell? Have you ever heard of reincarnation? Do your history young man! I am the lion now.”

She is also accused of entering a giraffe enclosure on the same day as her lion exhibit stunt.