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Woman sneaks into zoo, gets bit by tiger


(CNN) -- Breaking into a Nebraska zoo to "pet" a tiger has left a woman with injuries from the big cat and a citation for criminal trespass.

Jacqueline Eide, 33, apparently evaded security to sneak into Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo on Halloween night.

She was bitten Sunday morning and taken to Creighton University Medical Center by a friend, the Omaha Police Department said in a statement Sunday.

Officers were later called "regarding a disturbance" at the hospital. "Eide was aggressive toward staff and showed signs of intoxication of alcohol and/or drugs," police said.

"Through investigation, it was learned that Eide had made unauthorized entry into the Zoo to pet a tiger. When she reached into the cage, she was bitten causing severe trauma to her hand," police said.

The Police Department said Eide had been cited for criminal trespass and remained hospitalized.

Eide was at risk of losing her fingers from her injuries, CNN affiliate KETV reported. It said Eide had multiple prior convictions for derelict behavior. CNN is reaching out to her attorneys for comment.

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