Warrant issued for man involved in Calgary zoo tiger mauling
By Daryl Slade, Calgary Herald
December 9, 2009
CALGARY — A warrant has been issued for one of two men accused of drunkenly entering a tiger exhibit at a Calgary zoo — with disastrous consequences — after the man failed to show up to court this week.
Thomas Bryce-Hart, 27, was to face a non-criminal count of trespassing in provincial traffic court Monday.
His co-accused, Trever Wearmouth, 27, had his charge under the Petty Trespass Act dropped when he appeared on the same day.
A voluntary $287 payment could have been made any time before Monday's scheduled appearance.
Police alleged the two men entered the Siberian tiger exhibit at the Calgary Zoo in the early morning hours of Oct. 5, leading to one of the men being severely mauled by a male tiger in the exhibit.
Police said the men had been consuming alcohol.
One of the men came into contact with one of the tigers through a fence and sustained significant injuries to his arms. The other man sustained minor injuries trying to pull his friend away.