Three people called 911 to report the lion on the loose. One such caller had the following exchange with police:
“I’d like to report a lion sighting,” one caller said.
“Say that again?” a dispatcher replied.
Another called reported “There was a lion that ran across the street – a baby lion. It was about the size of a Labrador retriever.” Another caller said, “I don’t know if it got away from the zoo or what.”
The second caller was close it was a Labrador-poodle mix owned by Daniel Painter, who owns a garden shop. Painter appears to be an Old Dominion University fan and wanted the dog groomed to look like the school mascot Big Blue, a friendly lion who is king of the Monarchs.
The video shows how vicious Charles is. Norfolk however is safe this morning with Charles locked up and under observation.
Source: Hampton Roads
Kudos: Claire Duggan