The woman who was caught on a camera that climbed into a lion enclosure in a New York City zoo has been arrested and will appear in court on Thursday to face criminal charges.
According to officials, Myah Autry, 32, was arrested Wednesday night by the NYPD near the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Autry reported himself to the 52nd district and was accused on September 28 of two counts of criminal offense.
A source told New York Daily News she had promised herself & # 39; some time & # 39; hand in and added: & # 39; she is actually confessing & # 39 ;.
Myah Autry, 32, was arrested and charged with two counts of criminal offense after she was caught on camera when she climbed into a lion cage at the Bronx Zoo on September 28
Autry – who refers to herself as Queen Empress Myah Laree Israelite on Instagram – had been at the zoo last month to celebrate her birthday when she was filmed about the lion
& # 39; She did it because of anger about her boyfriend. He drove her crazy, & the source said as she explained her motive for the dangerous stunt.
Autry reportedly wore a NYPD T-shirt when she went to the grounds on Thursday at around 12.45 and appears in court later today.
The police managed to track her down after she posted photos and videos of herself in the lion's den at the zoo. She had also entered an enclosed giraffe room.
She spoke to reporters after the incident outside a court in Kearny, New Jersey, where she was summoned to appear for an unrelated shoplifting last week.
Autry said her reasoning to jump over the security barriers at the zoo was "much more spiritual" as opposed to foolish, and added that she never feared her life when she was inside the enclosure.
& # 39; I fear nobody. No animal, no person, nobody. So no, I wasn't afraid of the lion because the lion loved me. That's why he came to me and I let the lion know: Leo, I love you, & she said NBC4.
Autry, who is supposed to be from Harlem, said she believed the creature would never attack her because she and the animal are one with each other.
Autry poke reporters outside a court in Kearny, New Jersey, last week where she was summoned for an unrelated shoplifting
Although she didn't seem to invade the bird's personal space in the clip, a later video shows Myah in a giraffe enclosure
& # 39; I am now the lion. Can't you say it? Have you ever heard of reincarnation? Do your history young man! "Autry insisted, reported before complimenting his eyes and smiled at him & # 39; very handsome & # 39; called.
"Do your history, it's called reincarnation. I am now the lion, & she explained again.
Autry insisted that she should report herself, but said, "I know the law," & # 39 ;, seems to imply that she didn't think her actions were punishable.
"I have no problem with the law. When we come together, we will have fun, & she said.
She also apologized to the lion when she spoke out of court earlier this month and said she never intended to respect him.
& # 39; I love your lion, I hope they treat you at the zoo. Know that Myah loves you. I didn't want to mistreat you or something, & she said. "I saw how you came to me. We are connected. For the children, please respect your parents. Your teachers. Authority & # 39;
The Harlem resident shared a series of video & # 39; s of her time at the zoo, including her smoking which appears to be a joint outside the park entrance
Autry reportedly wore a NYPD T-shirt when she went to the site on Thursday at 12.45 and appears in court later today
After visiting the zoo, Myah spent some time in Times Square and even posed for a photo with New York police officers
Autry – who calls herself Queen Empress Myah Laree Israelite on Instagram – was in the Bronx zoological park last month celebrating her birthday when she was filmed about the lion.
The Harlem resident shared a series of videos of her time at the zoo, including her smoking, which appears to be a joint outside the park entrance.
In the clip, Myah wears a black shirt with an MTV logo with animal print. She dances against Big Pun & # 39; s & # 39; I & # 39; m Not a Player & # 39; and pulls on the joint before declaring that it is about to go & # 39; f ** k with mother nature & # 39 ;.
During the ordeal, the lion stood remarkably still and looked at the woman as she began to dance and taunt him.
Autry was filmed waving and trying to attract the lion's attention.
Autry had insisted that she give herself up, but said: & # 39; I know the law & # 39 ;, seems to imply that she didn't think her actions were punishable
She repeatedly shouts that she loves the animals and even claims to have the same diet as the large mammals.
In the background, people can hear their unbelief expressing that she is in the fence and beg her to get out.
The only thing that separated her and the lion was a concrete moat around the exhibition.
An additional video shows the woman expressing her satisfaction with peacocks in the zoo.
Although she didn't seem to invade the bird's personal space in the clip, a later video shows Myah in a giraffe room.
Autry said in that video that she was about to go & # 39; f ** k with mother nature & # 39 ;.
Other images and videos posted to Autry & # 39; s account from that day showed her that she was trying to communicate with peacocks and giraffes.
After visiting the zoo, she spent some time in Times Square and even posed for a photo with officers from the New York Police Department.