Man bitten by lion barred from California zoo

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A robber who climbed into a California zoo and used to be bitten by a lion has been sentenced to probation and instructed he can’t race wherever shut to the zoo.

The Fresno Bee says Julio Mendez used to be sentenced Friday — no longer for trespassing at the Chaffee Zoo in Fresno but for 2nd-level theft spirited an unrelated crime. He moreover used to be ordered to pay $300 in restitution.

Mendez used to be free from prison while facing the theft payment closing September when he went to the zoo, climbed over a four-fence topped with barbed wire and got into an enclosure housing two lionesses.

One lion bit the man’s obedient toe as he tried to climb a 2nd fence.

Mendez used to be treated for his harm and later booked relief into prison on a warrant.

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