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Fri Jan 11, 2013, 04:20 PM

 

Father of Man who Jumped in Tiger Pit Blames Adderall for Son's Behavior

The father of the young man who jumped into the tiger pit at the Bronx Zoo is speaking out for the first time.
For several months 25-year-old David Villalobos has been a mystery.

He has been staying silent and avoiding the media as he seeks treatment following his September death defying jump from the Bronx Zoo monorail into the cage housing a 400-pound Siberian tiger.


To the public it was an inexplicable moment of madness. To the Mahopac, New York man's father the cause was obvious.

"The main problem is Adderall," he told Eyewitness News, "Adderall was the worst thing that ever happened to him."

Speaking at his home in Mahopac, David Villalobos' father insists Adderall has made his son's behavior erratic.

http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/local/new_york&id=8949831

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Follow The Money Jan 2013 OP
watch the sky Jan 2013 #1
closeupready Jan 2013 #2
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Response to Follow The Money (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 04:39 PM

1. Adderall IS a stimulant drug

and it can have VERY serious side effects but I'm not sure to what degree it was a factor in the events that led to this poor guy's death but something had to be going on there for the son to jump into a tiger pit.

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Response to watch the sky (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 04:41 PM

2. He didn't die. You may

be thinking of a similar event that took place in Thailand, I believe, where the guy DID die, was mauled to death by two white tigers.

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Response to Follow The Money (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 08:05 PM

3. See, I would have guessed that jumping in a tiger pit was the worst thing

But it was adderall.

Good to know.

In September, his father confirms that the 25-year-old had been getting over a break up with a girlfriend and dealing with what he called other issues as well.


Yup... but it's adderall.

Had to be.

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