Woman bitten by zoo tiger accused of trying to bite officer

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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - A woman who made headlines for trying to pet a tiger is back in the news.

Bond was set Monday at $5,000 for the woman charged over the weekend with having an open container of liquor in a public place and disorderly conduct.

Jacqueline Eide, 33, who was booked Saturday, made news last November when she was bitten while trying to pet a tiger at the Henry Doorly Zoo.

Police were called to investigate a disturbance in Omaha just before 4 p.m. Saturday and found Eide holding a cup while staggering in the street. Officers said she was intoxicated and behaving irrationally. Eide said she was drinking vodka with orange juice.

A witness told police Eide had approached two teens painting at an apartment complex, grabbed them from behind and tried to hug them.

She was taken to police headquarters where she was said to be verbally abusive, threatened to kill the officers' family members and tried to bite an officer.

Eide pleaded not guilty in December to charges of trespassing, contributing to the delinquency of a child and criminal mischief in connection to the zoo incident. She is due back in court for those charges on April 4.

Eide allegedly stayed at the zoo after it closed Halloween night following the Zootacular. A boy who was with her was also cited for trespassing.

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