KIEV, Ukraine -- A lion killed a man who climbed into its enclosure at the Kiev Zoo, police said Monday. The lion attacked the45-year-old Ukrainian late Sunday after he used a rope to climb down into an enclosure with four lions, said police spokesman Volodymyr Polishchuk. Ukrainian TV channel NTN broadcast interviews with witnesses who said the man told them that he believed God would not allow the lions to hurt him. According to Reuters, an official said,"The man shouted: 'God will save me, if he exists,' lowered himself by a rope into the enclosure, took his shoes off and went up to the lions." Polishchuk said the man, who was not identified, was acting aggressively and one of the lions seized him by the throat. The mandied at the scene. Zoo officials could not immediately be reached for comment.
Perhaps there really is a God and he doesn't care for stupid people any more than I do.