Over the weekend, shocking footage of a tiger roaming the streets of Houston spread like wildfire across the internet...

But today, chilling details surrounding the owner of the big cat have emerged.


Here's the full story...

On Sunday evening, terrified residents filmed the escaped tiger roaming freely in Ivy Wall Drive, in West Houston.


While the state of Texas has very relaxed laws on ownership of dangerous animals, it is illegal to keep a tiger in the city of Houston.

In the footage, the tiger - which was wearing a collar and appeared to be someone's pet - could be seen roaming up and down the suburban street.

An armed off-duty police officer, pictured above in a grey t-shirt, could then be seen bravely approaching it in an attempt to diffuse the situation.

However, another man who appeared to be the big cat's owner arrived...

And forced the animal into the back of a white SUV before speeding off.

The footage of the incident is, as you'd imagine, literally unbelievable...

And people have had a lot to say about it.

Well, days have now passed since the incident took place...


And the tiger and its owner have now been located and captured.

However, chilling details surrounding the big cat's owner quickly started to emerge following his offense.

Twitter user Rob Wormald, who posted the original video, shared a text message received from his mom in the days following the incident, informing him that the owner was actually out on a $250,000 bond for a November 2020 homicide.

Police officials quickly confirmed this information.

"I just want to get him into custody," Ron Borza, commander of the Houston Police Department's Major Offenders Division, told reporters of the suspect. "My main concern right now is focusing on finding him and finding the tiger. Because what I don't want him to do is harm the tiger."

"We are actively looking for him," Borza added.

"Obviously, if you see a Cherokee with a big tiger in it, it'd be good to call us."

Well, on Monday night, Houston Police Department confirmed that they had tracked down and arrested who they believe to be the tiger's owner.

The department shared a photo of twenty-six-year-old Victor Hugo Cuevas, confirming that he was back in custody charged with felony evading arrest.

Cuevas was charged with murder in a 2017 fatal shooting of a man outside a restaurant in neighboring Fort Bend County and was out on bond. His attorney, Michael W. Elliott, said Cuevas has maintained the shooting was self-defense and is innocent of the murder charge.

However, the whereabouts of the tiger remain unknown.

Police had said they believed the tiger had belonged to Cuevas, but his attorney questioned the accuracy of that belief.

Cuevas also apparently had 2 monkeys in the home, Borza said.

You can watch the original footage of the incident below.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of the tiger should call the police at (713) 308-3100.