Police search Gary for tiger on the loose

GARY, Ind. (AP) — Gary police searched the northwest Indiana
city for a tiger after receiving several reports of a big cat on the
loose.
The reports began shortly before midnight Thursday and
alleged sightings continued into Friday morning. Officers in the city’s
Glen Park neighborhood were told to be on the lookout for a wandering
tiger.
Officers didn’t locate any such beast.
Cpl. Gabrielle King tells The Times (http://bit.ly/1zdnu5l ) that authorities believe the
vague phone calls were "bogus."
Indiana
Department of Natural Resources spokesman Marty Benson says no one in
Lake County has a state permit to own any big cat like a tiger. Tanya
Espinosa, spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal
and Plant Health Inspection Service, says there are no licensed
traveling animal exhibits in the area.