Two men took to social media Monday to announce they were corralling a live tiger inside the city’s historic Packard Plant.
Kari Smith, director of development for the Packard Plant, confirmed the tiger was inside the plant as part of a photo shoot along with two other large cats. The animals came from Animals of Montana, based in Bozeman, Montana.
Smith told reporters the tiger got away from the photo shoot. She said the crew did get a permit to work in the plant but did not tell plant officials that they intended to bring a tiger into the building.
The Packard security guards noticed “they had a large cage, so my security guards investigated the issue, called me immediately, I went out there and closed them down,” Smith said.
The trainers took the animals back to their cages, she said.
There were 15 people involved in the photo shoot, which was being held by David Yarrow photography, according to Smith.
They had permission for a basic photo shoot.
There hadn’t been any mention of the animals. A tiger, wolf and a bobcat had all been inside the plant.
“This is not something that we would allow to happen here,” she said. “This is not something that we condone in any way.”
Animals are not allowed on site at any time, she said.
Smith said there are no loose jungle cats in the building anymore.
In an unbelievable series of Facebook posts, Andy Didorosi, a Detroiter who runs The Detroit Bus Company, unraveled he and Tony Barchock’s efforts to rid the abandoned plant of a stray tiger.
The Detroit Police Department said Monday at noon that they had “no information” on any tiger in the Packard Plant.
At 12:08 p.m., police were on the scene.
MLive could not reach Didorosi for comment, but a video posted to Facebook and Instagram shows one of the men trying to scare the big cat out of a stairwell. What looks like a fake tiger turns and swats at the device one man uses to try to scare it.
The tiger does growl as it swats at the man before the video ends.
Here’s the video Didorosi posted on Instagram Monday:
Hey all. Update: This wasn’t my situation, it was a British photographer that brought these animals here. I got a call to help after it was already out of hand because I was close and have tools – no tiger experience. The order from the handler was to motivate him downstairs towards the handlers. He wasn’t having it. I don’t support wild animals loose in our city without permission and strict control. This had neither. #tigerwatch15
Tigers now officially scariest thing ever.
— Andy Didorosi (@ThatDetroitAndy) August 17, 2015
At 12:09 p.m., Didorosi said on Facebook that the Tiger was secured.
The photo shoot was held on the far south side of the Packard Plant.
The crew would not be receiving a refund for the shoot.
Smith said she wasn’t sure if the men who posted the photos to social media were involved in the photo shoot.
The crew claimed they had a permit from the City of Detroit to have the animals on site, but that doesn’t matter.
The crew was out of the plant by 10 a.m., Smith said.
The following video shows the crew scaring the tiger out of a stairwell inside the Packard Plant.
Smith said she had expected a “standard photo shoot with models.”
A local photographer, going by Slim Spidey, also posted photos on Instagram.
The Detroit Zoo was not involved and did not come out to the scene, according to a spokeswoman.
Smith said the group was supposed to shoot at the Packard Plant for two days, but it’s been canceled.
There were two animal trainers on-site.
Renters in Los Angeles and San Francisco are Paying $1200 a Month for a Bunk Bed in a Shared Space
Would you pay $1200 a month for a bunk bed in a shared space? Renters in Los Angeles and San Francisco are opting for pods in communal home with a desk, locker and personal TV
With the cost of rent continuing to rise, some Americans are taking unusual measures to find a place to sleep.
PodShare, which provides 10 to 15 co-ed bunkbeds in six locations across California, is hoping to help solve the affordable housing crisis.
The beds can be rented from $35 to $50 a night, which amounts to between $1,050 and $1500 for one month.
It’s no secret that housing prices have rapidly spiked over the last decade and incomes have not kept up
One 2018 study published found that only about one-third of millennials currently own homes.
This is fewer than the number of Generation Xers and baby boomers who owned homes when they were the same age.
And a study conducted by Harvard University this year found that one-in-three Americans can’t afford to pay rent.
It’s unsurprising considering that, in cities such as San Francisco, the average rent for an apartment is about $3,900.
But for $1,200, if you rent with PodShare everyone gets a bed that turns into a desk, individual power outlets, a locker, a shelf and a personal TV.
Each location also provides a communal living room, food such as cereal, toiletries such as toilet paper, laundry machines and WiFi access, reported CNN.
Tenants are known as ‘pod-estrians’.
Although the set-up may seem like an adult dormitory or a hostel, the company uses the term ‘co-living’.
‘PodShare makes life more affordable because there is no security deposit or cost of furnishings and we provide flexible living,’ co-founder Elvina Beck told Vice in 2016.
‘Pod life is the future for singles which are not looking to settle down, but focus on their startups and experience something new.’
There are no curtains to close off the beds, and the only doors are to the bathroom, reported Time Out Los Angeles.
Although there’s no privacy, pod-residents are willing to exchange that for affordability or a reduced travel time to work.
Beck, 34, told CNN that she founded the company in 2012 because she wanted to meet new people and provide housing security to others.
‘Maybe they don’t have two months’ rent to put down or they don’t have proof of income,’ she said.
‘Whether it’s from a divorce or their family kicked them out for being gay or because they’re in a different country or a different city.’
She told CNN that, when she began PodShare, most residents were between ages 24 and 30. Today, however, most ‘tenants’ are in their late 20s or early 30s.
Additionally, many of the early residents were young adults who had just moved to a new city. But many new residents are older adults and even those traveling on business.
However, there some rules that people are required to follow. Lights have to be off by 10pm, no guests are allowed and tenants can’t have sex.
‘You can’t invite any friends over,’ Beck told CNN. ‘Sorry. Just make new ones here.’
Caretaker Ties a Wheelchair-Bound Pensioner to a Tree by The Neck
Shocking footage of a wheelchair-bound pensioner being tied to a tree by the neck by a caretaker has sparked controversy in China.
The caretaker claimed to have no other way but to bind her frail client with a rope because she had to rush back home to deal with family emergency.
Furious onlookers demanded the caretaker free the pensioner immediately. The domestic worker defended her act by calling the incident ‘no big deal’.
The pensioner appeared extremely distressed throughout the video and could not speak clearly.
One angry male passer-by accused the caretaker: ‘How would you feel if your daughter treated you like this?’
He criticised the caretaker and said she should bring the pensioner with her.
The caretaker replied: ‘[If I had] pushed her back, she would tell [on me].’
Another female bystander pointed out that the pensioner neck had turned red because of the rough treatment.
After being lambasted by eyewitnesses, the caretaker untied the pensioner and pushed her away.
Authority said the clip had been uploaded onto the social media by residents in a neighbourhood called Nanyuan on the outskirts of southern Beijing.
But they had not been able to identify the exact location of the incident or track down the individuals involved.
Police have been alerted of the video and launched an investigation, according to Beijing Evening News.
Comforting Shelter Dogs During Fireworks Is The New Independence Day Tradition
“Calming the Canines,” at Maricopa County Animal Care and Control (MCACC), is a new Independence Day tradition.
Last year, over 300 people from the community showed up at the shelter’s two locations around Phoenix, Arizona.
It was overwhelming to see how the community responded. It really helped spread our message that MCACC is here to help.
Amy Engel, who attended Calming the Canines last year said that she definitely plans on attending this year, too.
Engel wrote about her experience last year
Some people sang to them, some people read to them, some people just sat there and gave treats! It was so, so awesome because the dogs absolutely love the attention and were focused on the people and not the fireworks going on outside.
Many participants developed lasting relationships with the shelter, returning to provide foster care, adopt a pet or volunteer.
The shelter suggests people to bring blankets to sit on, or folding chairs, and to let the dog or cat approach them to sit calmly and quietly.
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