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WATCH: Man takes a joy ride with pet lion through Pakistani streets

June 16, 2017 5:26 PM
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WATCH: Man takes a joy ride with pet lion through Pakistani streets

A Pakistani man who took his pet lion on a joy ride around town has landed himself in hot water with police.

A viral video shows a leashed lion riding in the back of a black pickup truck as the vehicle traveled through the streets of Karachi, Pakistan.

The relaxed cat – with his paws flopped over the side of the vehicle – garnered a lot attention on the street from onlookers in the stop-and-go traffic.

According to the New York Post, Saqlain Javed, the lion's owner, was arrested Wednesday for chauffeuring the wild animal around town. Javed was released after posting bail.

Police superintendent Muqadas Haider told Reuters Javed was driving with the lion near a local market, noting “it was a matter of endangering public life and property.”

Javed allegedly told cops he was taking his pet lion home after a trip to the vet.

The New York Post reported Javed has a license to operate a personal zoo and raise lion cubs, but isn't allowed to transport them on city streets. Javed's pet lion eventually headed home safely.

Source: torontosun.com

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