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David Villalobos wanted to be "one with the tiger." That's what the Mahopac man told incredulous police detectives after his death-defying stunt in late September, when he leaped from a monorail car at the Bronx Zoo's Wild Asia exhibit and landed -- on all fours -- in a tiger den, where he encountered 400-pound Siberian tiger named Bashuta. Villalobos suffered broken bones and flesh-rending bites, but apparently had no regrets. Police let him off easy with a single charge of misdemeanor trespassing.(Credit: AP/Facebook.com)

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Top 10 strange news items in the Hudson Valley in 2012

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