House cats end up being tigers in Pahrump backyard
November 15, 2016
Authorities say a woman who asked if it was legal to keep tigers at home in a rural Nevada town was arrested after sheriff's deputies found three tigers in her backyard in Pahrump.
The Nye County sheriff's office says 34-year-old Trisha Meyer was arrested Nov. 7 on a felony burglary and theft warrant issued in Harris County, Texas.
A court official in Pahrump said Tuesday that Meyer wasn't held on local charges. She agreed at a Nov. 9 court appearance not to fight extradition in custody to Houston.
Sgt. David Boruchowitz says deputies found the tigers in the backyard surrounded by a 4-foot fence, and eight monkeys were found inside Meyer's home.
Boruchowitz says there were no reports the animals were aggressive toward anyone, but they were impounded.