So many questions and not enough answers when it comes to the tiger that’s on the loose.
Victor Hugo Cuevas, 26 was charged with felony evading arrest for allegedly fleeing the scene with the tiger Sunday.
Cuevas claims he is not the owner.
His lawyer Michael W. Elliot, spoke with Fox News about the current situation. According to Elliot, locating the 9-month-old tiger named India, and getting him to a good preserve, zoo or sanctuary is one of his main concerns right now.
He believes that the tiger may be with a man named Deandre, who is the actual owner of the cat and involved in the illegal exotic animal trade.
But, with all the time that has passed, he is less confident that India is still with this person.
Apparently there's a tiger loose on my parents' West Houston street? pic.twitter.com/TgdIiPSPKx
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Elliot also claims that Cuevas was prepared to turn himself in to Harris County police when he was arrested in Fort Bend County. This has made his bond situation more complicated than it needs to be.
A few news outlets have reported that the tiger actually belongs to a man name “D” Elliot confirmed that “D” and Deandre are the same person. He hopes to be able to sit down with a sketch artist to help with locating this person.
Cuevas was released from the Fort Bend County Jail after posting bond around 2:40 in the afternoon.
The footage that surfaced, witnesses said Cuevas helped bring the tiger back inside but then lured the animal into an SUV and drove off before authorities arrived. The tiger has yet to be located, authorities do not believe that it is roaming free.