A witness stated, "He was thinking he didn't do anything wrong. I think he was kind of drunk though."
So did police. Earlier that evening, Basile had beenspotted inside Uncle Richie's bar, along with his tiger.
That's John Basile, who owns Big Run Wolf Ranch in Lockport, Ill. The nonprofit is home to wolves, bears and more and holds events so the public can interact with the animals. But we're guessing nobody thought they'd interact with Basile's tiger at a local pub. https://www.facebook.com/bigrunwolfranch
And get this — according to WBBM in Chicago, Basile had been in the bar with the tiger a few months ago — it had even bitten a woman, but she apparently didn't report the incident.