Darwin Award winner????Mugger dies hiding in tiger enclosure
A South African mugger has been mauled to death by tigers after fleeing the scene of his crime and taking refuge in what turned out to be a tiger enclosure at a nearby zoo, police said.
The incident took place on Sunday in Bloemfontein, about 400km south west of Johannesburg.
"The guy who was found in the tiger enclosure had been trying to escape after he had robbed a couple with a knife early on Sunday morning" police spokesman Sam Makhele said.
"There were security guards nearby and they gave chase to this man and he jumped the fence into the zoo and he ended up in the tiger enclosure," he said.
He said the man had been mauled to death and had bite marks on his neck. There were two tigers in the enclosure.