A tiger cub was found by police while executing an arrest warrant at a home in Dallas this week.
The Dallas Police Department were assisting U.S. Marshals, DEA and ATF with a federal warrant in the 2700 block of Meadow Gate Lane around 2 p.m. on Wednesday (August 17), according to WFAA. When police found the tiger cub, that was enclosed in a cage, they called animal control. The cub is currently in the custody of Dallas Animal Services at an "undisclosed location," the agency said in a statement.
Trapboy Freddy, whose legal name is Devarius Dontez Moore, was taken into custody on weapons charges. It's unclear if Moore's prior arrests (evading arrest, 2018; unlawful possession of a weapon by felon, possession of marijuana, 2022) were related to this week's arrest. It's also unclear if Moore will face charges related to the tiger cub.
Social media rumors were plenty this week trying to determine if the tiger that was seized was the tiger allegedly roaming the streets of Oak Cliff. In fact, it is.
The cub was caged the entire time and "did not become loose on the streets." The Dallas Zoo confirmed this tiger cub did not escape from zoo grounds. The cub didn't even belong to the zoo.
"We are aware of a rumor that is circulating - we want to assure everyone our tigers are all accounted for and safe here at the Zoo. We saw messages online and heard from concerned local neighbors and wanted to set minds at ease about your Dallas Zoo!" the Dallas Zoo said in a tweet.