Cougar-petter charged with trespassing after jumping zoo fence

  • 27/07/2015
YouTube: Cougars
YouTube: Cougars

A man who filmed himself jumping a fence in an Ohio zoo to pet two adult cougars has been charged with criminal trespassing.

Joshua Newell posted the video to YouTube after braving the cats at Columbus Zoo.

Speaking to the news channel NBC4i, Newell said he now realises "that was a very bad decision".

"If I had to do it over I definitely would have stayed within the barrier boundaries," said Newell.

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