Bronx Zoo Tiger Attack: Why Did the Man Jump In?

John Muller has the latest on the young man's wish to be "one with the tiger."
3:00 | 09/23/12

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The story about the guy who jumped into the tiger enclosure at the bronx zoo. We know now why he did it. John muller has the latest. Good morning, john. Reporter: Good morning, bianna. It doesn't get much stranger than jumping from a monorail into the tiger den. The police asked this 25-year-old fighting for his life why he did it? He said, quote, I want to be one with the tiger. Just as strange, police have no reason that he was intoxicated. 75 feet down right into the pen. No, it was not a suicide attempt. 25-year-old david villalobos did it on his own. To be one with a tiger, a tiger like this one, capable of killing a man in matter of seconds. This is new york. We have 8.4 million people here. And youknow, strange things can sometimes happen. The new details are starltling. He told police that he landed on all four like a cat. On his facebook page, his obsession. A picture of siberian tiger. We h-- he has a picture of a tiger. A former class mate confirmed his behavior as of late. It just seemed a little strange. Reporter: It seemed that he sustained most of his serious injuries from the fall. Villalobos did succeed with becoming one with the tiger. He was rescued by zoo personnel. Who used a fire extinguisher to get the tiger. They instructed him to roll under the fence. Reporter: He told police quote, everyone in life makes choices. This choice nearly killed him. Villalobos remains in critical condition at the hospital. If he's convicted he could be one with a jail cell. He told pol after this initial mauling, he had a chance to pet the tiger and he has vivid memories of this. Dan, back to you. One with the jail cell, perhaps deservedly so. Now to a bombshell revelation that's just days away

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