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Man commanded animals at Dickerson Park Zoo to eat zookeeper, police say
Published 4:07 p.m. CT Nov. 9, 2018

Police say a man was wandering through Dickerson Park Zoo Tuesday night after it had closed, acting odd and refusing to leave.

Joseph L. Binford, 37, was flailing his arms about and talking to people who weren't there, according to court documents.

When a zookeeper confronted him, the man allegedly commanded the zoo animals to eat the zookeeper.

The animals identified by a zoo spokeswoman as cheetahs ignored his command
s, documents say.

Two officers responded to the zoo, documents say, and they found Binford on a grassy hill.

Three cheetah cubs were born at the Dickerson Park Zoo on May, 2, 2017. (Photo: Submitted photo)

According to court documents, Binford was screaming unrecognizable statements about "God" and "Lucifer," while holding a silver object in each hand.

Police commanded Binford to drop the objects, documents say, but Binford, like the cheetahs, did not obey commands.

Instead, documents say Binford ran up to one of the officers and hurled the silver object later determined to be a dinner fork at him.

The officers eventually used Tasers on Binford and arrested him, documents say, though during a struggle he appeared to grab for an officer's gun.
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