It was a series of unfortunate events!
What do you do when you get drunk? Hug your friends perhaps, call them at 2 in the morning to tell them how much you love them, call your ex to let them know that it's over, finally, etc. etc. But one 23-year-old man from Warsaw, Poland, thought it would be a good idea to wrestle with a bear in the zoo.
As reported by the Independent, the drunk man was caught on video slipping into the bear enclosure after the zoo opened following a relaxation in the lockdown. The people gathered in the zoo were astonished to see this drunk guy just chilling inside the bear enclosure as the bear spotted him and started moving closer.
The bear, Sabina, was earlier a circus performer and is believed to have been friendly but this fact emerged later as the crowd watched anxiously how things would turn out. The man, on seeing the bear, jumped in the water inside the enclosure. The bear tracked his movements and let herself in the water too. It was at this point that the drunk guy thought he needed to act.
In a confused state, he first tried to jump over the bear and wrestle it. When that didn't work as planned, he even tried to drown Sabina, clearly overestimating his own manhood against the mighty beast. Ann Karczewska, a zoo official said: "She used to belong to a circus and is accustomed to the presence of people, but she absolutely did not expect a human attack." She added: "Sabina, an old bear who was attacked by an adult man, physically came out of this event unscathed, but she is very stressed."
The man was rescued by a firefighting unit that arrived on the scene but given the animal-like behavior of the man, it seemed that Sabina was rescued from him. He was charged with animal cruelty and fined for not wearing a mask (It's a pandemic, FFS!). Warsaw zoo would press charges because the bear's "psychological comfort was disturbed."