The Lion sleeps tonight. Myah Autry arrested charged for breaking into and dancing inside the Bronx Zoo lion den. The animal stunt went viral.
So this is the breaking Myah Autry update. News broke that the New York woman seen dancing in front of a confused lion at the Bronx Zoo was arrested Wednesday outside of Barclays Center and is due in court Thursday morning more than a month after video of the stupid stunt went viral on social media.
Myah Autry, 32, was taken into custody Wednesday in Brooklyn, where she surrendered to police in connection with the Sept. 28 incident that quickly became a social media phenomenon. Video taken after Autrey breached the African Lion’s enclosure shows her standing just a few feet away from the ferocious feline, who simply stares back, apparently baffled by the woman’s presence.
Autry made her first comments about the incident at a press conference outside a New Jersey courthouse last week following her court appearance for a shoplifting charge, according to NBC 4 New York. Was she trying to buy The Lion King Blu-ray?
“I fear nobody. No animal, no human, no one. So no, I wasn’t fearing of the lion because the lion loved me. That’s why he came to me and I let the lion know: Lion, I love you,” she said of her encounter with the lion, which was caught on video.
“I am the lion now. Can’t you tell? Have you ever heard of reincarnation? Do your history young man!” she instructed one reporter at the presser. “Do your history, it’s called reincarnation. I am the lion now.”
Myah Autry faces a criminal trespassing charge for the incident at the Bronx Zoo. It was unclear Thursday how she planned to plea.