“Tiger King” star Bhagavan “Doc” Antle was booked right into a South Carolina jail by the FBI Friday night
Antle, 62, was jailed in a North Myrtle Beach detention focus on 5:40 p.m., and no prices towards him had been listed, in line with authorities data. TMZ reported that the arrest was associated to cash laundering.
Antle — who was featured as a rival of Joe Exotic within the hit Netflix docuseries — owns Myrtle Beach Safari.
In current years, he was charged with a number of felonies for trafficking and abusing unique animals. Activists cheered his newest arrest in a press release to The Post.
“We applaud the Dept. of Justice and FBI for arresting Bhagavan ‘Doc’ Antle, a longtime scoundrel engaged in the egregious and inhumane trade of dangerous big cats,” stated Marty Irby, government director of Animal Wellness Action.
“Irresponsible breeding, inhumane residing circumstances, and public exploitation is a major problem within the U.S., and caging these wild animals additionally presents a menace to human well being and security.
A observe up Netflix documentary sequence “Tiger King: The Doc Antle Story” alleged that Antle had intercourse with minors, abused girls and defrauded a wildlife charity.
Antle instructed WBTW-TV in December that each one the allegations had been “absolutely false.”