Man Jumps in Tiger Cage from Monorail at Bronx Zoo

David Villalobos told police he "wanted to be one with the tigers."
3:00 | 09/24/12

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Transcript for Man Jumps in Tiger Cage from Monorail at Bronx Zoo
also have to explain himself in court, abc's linsey davis has the story. Reporter:25-year-old david vil villaposa plummeted down. He stated he wanted to be one with the tiger. Reporter: Police say he jumped from the monorail on rpose, clearing two fences, one electrified. And told police he landed on all fours like a cat. He said he visited here in the last month, month and a half. Reporter: In his nearly 10 1/2 minute romp in becoming one with the tiger, hes escaped with a broken ankle and suffering a collapsed lung on impact. Responders managed to save him by distracting the tiger with a fire extinguisher. They instructed him to roll over by an electrified fence. They told him to be able to roll under the fence. Reporter: And this isn't the first dave devil behavredevil behavior at a public zoo. In this video, a man crosses a mote. In alaska, just to get a picture of a polar bear. In this latest attack, he told them everyone in life makes choices. This choice brought him charges for trespassing and nearly took his life. For now he's still in the hospital recovering but police say he'll be in court to face the criminal trespassing charges. And he says he was not trying to commit suicide. He was not intoxicated. He just wanted to be one with the tiger. He paid a price for that. Thanks very much.

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