Blood found in tiger's enclosure at zoo

SAN FRANCISCO (KABC) According to court documents, toxicology reports show 19-year-old Paul Dhaliwal's blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit for driving. He has admitted that he and his two friends were standing on top of the railing of the enclosure yelling and waving at the tiger before the attack, but Dhaliwal denies that they threw anything into the enclosure.

Investigators did find blood on a warning sign that was in an area between the railing and the enclosure. That area was off-limits to the public.

"Hard to speculate, but it leads me to believe the three young men may have been in part of the exhibit where Tatiana the tiger was," said zoo spokesman Sam Singer.

A 17-year-old died in the attack and his two friends were wounded.

The parents of the 17-year-old are considering filing a lawsuit against the zoo.

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