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NYPD: Woman Accused Of Jumping Into Lion Exhibit At Bronx Zoo Turns Herself In, Charged With Trespassing

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The woman accused of climbing into a lion enclosure at the Bronx Zoo has turned herself into the NYPD.

Police said Myah Autry surrendered to authorities Wednesday night. She was charged with two counts of criminal trespass.

NYPD officials said it was Autry who was caught on a video taken at the Bronx Zoo in September, apparently taunting a male lion standing several feet away. That video quickly went viral.

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New videos have been posted of the woman seen entering the lion exhibit at the Bronx Zoo. (Credit: Instagram / @Queenempress_Myahlaree)

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The arrest came less than a week after Autry appeared in a New Jersey courtroom to answer charges in a different incident.

New Jersey police accused her of stealing from a store in Kearny. She pleaded not guilty to shoplifting on Oct. 31.

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