NYPD detective recounts dramatic rescue of Harlem’s hidden tiger

New York City has plenty of folklore, from alligators in the sewers to buried treasure on Liberty Island, but the story of Ming, a 400-pound Siberian Bengal tiger living in a Harlem apartment building, is far from a tall tale. Just ask NYPD Detective Martin Duffy.

The saga unfolded when the tiger’s owner, Antoinne Yates, went to the hospital claiming a pit bull had bitten him. But doctors quickly realized it was no dog bite, and police responded to Yates’ five-bedroom apartment in the Drew Hamilton Houses….

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