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Man facing charges after taking tiger to Illinois bar

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What do tigers dream of when they take a little tiger booze? Do they dream of rolling tumblers or Tom Cruise in his bartending suit?

Man Brings Tiger Into Chicago Bar...Seriously (Newsy)

Man Brings Tiger Into Chicago Bar…Seriously (Newsy)

Who knows what they think, but police are definitely wondering what an Illinois man was thinking when he brought his underage tiger cub to a bar.

CBS Chicago reports John Basile decided it would be a grand ol’ time to walk his tiger cub around the streets of downtown Lockport, Ill. on Sunday. Someone caught him in the act and videotaped him, saying Basile appeared drunk.

Police soon caught wind and found Basile at Uncle Ritchie’s Bar with his tiger. Apparently, his tiger bit a woman at the bar in December 2013, but it was never reported.

“There were people in their cars shouting like, ‘Is that a tiger? Is that a tiger?’ going over the Ninth Street Bridge,” one person told CBS Chicago.

He currently faces misdemeanor charges of reckless conduct and possession of a dangerous animal.

Below is a gallery of adorable tiger cubs.

Tiger cubs in the news (WordPress)

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