A Phoenix man tried to sell a tiger cub online, police say
A man was arrested at his home on Monday night after reports that he tried to sell a tiger cub on social media, Phoenix police said Tuesday.
Carlos Castro-Alcaraz, 25, was taken into custody after police served a search warrant on a home near 27th Avenue and Baseline Road.
A video released by police shows the cub in a wire pet crate in what appears to be a closet.
Authorities said other animals were also found at the home, including baby snapping turtles and a young American alligator. The animals were turned over to the Arizona Game and Fish Department for care, police said.
This little guy is not the only one earning his stripes. 25yo Carlos Alcaraz was arrested on 1/23 & booked on possession of live wildlife & game and fish violations after advertising the cub on social media. #PHXPD600Patrol negotiated the sale of the cub and served a warrant. pic.twitter.com/e0LDWIMdvr— Phoenix Police (@PhoenixPolice) January 24, 2023