Robbery Suspect Loses Police Inside Dallas Zoo Habitat

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM/KRLD) – A manhunt at the Dallas Zoo has ended. Dallas police were searching for a man they say committed a violent robbery.

As officers tried to serve an aggravated robbery probation violation warrant, two men, including wanted suspect Brynell McFarland, ran out the back door of an apartment in the 1200 block of South Ewing and scaled a large fence that led into the Dallas Zoo.

McFarland was able to reach the “Giants of the Savannah” section of the zoo. The habitat has everything from elephants and giraffes, to lions and cheetahs. An officer spotted the man from an observation tower, but by the time he reached the location McFarland had fled.

One man at the back gate of the zoo saw police go in and talked with KRLD NewsRadio 1080. “There’s got to be 50 to75 police cars that are at the back gate of the zoo and they’ve got SWAT coming in now,” he said.

A K-9 Unit was also dispatched to the zoo.

Dallas Police Sergeant Warren Mitchell couldn’t confirm if the suspect had a weapon but said, ““You know anybody that’s wanted for aggravated robbery should always be considered armed and dangerous.”

The entire south side of the zoo was evacuated as a precautionary measure. “Right now we’re evacuating part of the zoo and hopefully we’ll be able to apprehend this suspect pretty quickly,” said Sgt. Mitchell. but, that turned out not to be the case.

Officers searched the zoo for several hours and never found McFarland.

The other man who ran from the apartment was quickly found lying in a wooded area, was detained and released.

No one was injured during the incident and the zoo has entirely reopened.

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  1. Tommy Metzger says:

    They better start looking in the gorilla habitat.

    1. johndoe says:

      next storms come through, I hope a tornado grabs your white Lilly ass

    2. HooDatIS? says:

      TOMMY U ARE AN AMAZING PIECE OF WORK….SO FUNNY
      I DONT EAT CHITTERLINGS OR BOLOGNA…..BUT I DO LOVE ME SOME MALT LIQUOR
      U SHOULD TRY THAT NEW COLT 45 BLACK WITH ME…HOW BOUT IT…HAVE A GOOD ONE…U FUNNY AS HELL

      1. Tommy Metzger says:

        There’s a new Colt 45? SWEET! Is Billy Dee Williams still doing the ads? Colt 45… every time!

  2. CL says:

    maybe the cheetahs will eat him for lunch and save the taxpayes some $$$$$$$$$$$$$

    1. TB says:

      I second that!!!

  3. Cathy Konrad says:

    Agreed. Hope SWAT protects the animals. They are innocent bystanders.

    1. Tommy Metzger says:

      I never said I’m a Christian. After being brought up in Assembly of God and Baptist doctrines, I am now, as a mature and sane 40-year-old, an atheist.

  4. The one running from DPD says:

    Wow jus leave him there.. hes probably better off in there than Lew sterret…

  5. Mary Barletta says:

    I can’t think of anything funny at the moment, My son is in there with his school. Let’s all pray for all those kids teachers, parents and other people that can’t get out.

    1. RussP says:

      It’s my understanding from the radio they cleared everyone from the area around this exhibit and we’re letting the school groups out of the park.

      1. Leslie says:

        I was there with my daughter’s school. They couldn’t get the buses out of the overflow parking. We had to sit at the main entrance inside the zoo for about 30 or 40 minutes. How could they re-open without catching the main guy?

  6. pigjohnson says:

    hope he dont try to play by the rules, to many cheetahs
    at the zoo

  7. blondie says:

    Pig – now that’s funny!

  8. GOD'Sown says:

    Wow… It is amazing how negative we are as humans. All these many negative comments. This is someone’s son, brother, or father you are talking about. You sound ignorant and foolish. Instead of taking time out to leave stupidity how about we take a minute and pray for this young man that he turns himself in.

    1. johndoe says:

      agree, First Respectful comment, that is well said, you deserve an Nobel Prize

      1. Tommy Metzger says:

        AN Nobel Prize? You illiterate moron – just like your idiotic presidential messiah.

      2. GOD'Sown says:

        Thanks… But I don’t deserve anything. GOD does. But honestly… How many of you saw this young man and and JUDGED him off of his appearance. Saw him as guilty. (and don’t worry I’m not asking you to raise your hands in front of a large crowd, but you know what’s in your heart) That was not a good move on your part. THERE IS ONLY ONE JUDGE.

      3. Leslie says:

        I didn’t judge. But, I was angry that someone could think of only themselves and put over 3,000 students, parents, and teachers in harm’s way.

  9. darrell says:

    easiest way to find this guy is look for the lion licking his lips or the elephant trying to get a smudge off its foot.

    1. ABS says:

      LOL. Now that’s gold! Good stuff.

      1. GOD'Sown says:

        PLEASE be careful of the words you speak.

      2. ABS says:

        Oh, shut up. It’s called The First Amendment.

      3. GOD'Sown says:

        And for me it’s called the WORD. Or the B I B L E… Do you remember that one. People now are so quick to speak of the Amendments. By lets try speaking of GOD’S WORD.

      4. Tommy Metzger says:

        That mythical book that’s full of contradictions? Yeah, it’s a great read. One of the best fantasy books ever written.

  10. 2sister says:

    Please be respectful with your comments. Please stop with the racist comments. Also if someone makes a racist comment don’t respond in kind. Two wrongs don’t make a right. Also, stop with the gross comments about hoping the man was eaten or hurt by the animals. He needs to be caught, but it’s wrong to hope a lion, etc. kills him.

  11. HooDatIS? says:

    I HOPE ONE OF THOSE ANIMALS ATE HIM….HE LOOK LIKE A MOUNTAIN GOAT ON THAT PICTURE LIT UGLY AZZ BOI
    YEA I SAID IT I DON’T BITE MY TONGUE…HE UGLY AND I HOPE A LION ATE HIM ALIVE YUMM YUMM
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    1. ABS says:

      It’s LOSER, loser.

  12. Reeper says:

    GOD’Sown, I don’t care what race, creed or color you are, if your wanted for aggravated robbery your not a good human being and not following God.
    When caught he will be put into a zoo with 2-legged creators to deal with that are like him if guilty of their crimes. Good choice leave one zoo for another via life’s choice.
    These poor animals are not like him and deserve a snack/whack from God if it goes down that way-good laugh darrell. Who ever said God didn’t have humor?
    A manhunt is costly not only to the public, but also has destroyed what should have just been a fun filled day at the zoo by kids and causing their parents to worry.
    Racist on all sides will always be foolishly in our mist as it has since the dawn of time, but luckily their numbers are hopefully getting smaller as years go by. It comes in all colors with none of them being humane, good people.
    What is not going down in number are violent offenders that pose a threat to all mankind, so don’t expect us to kiss/bless them until you yourself go to kiss/bless Bin Laden. He is real easy to find if you live long enough to make it to him.

  13. TIFF says:

    YOU A SUPID ASS BIT** TOMMY YOUR MOMMA IN YALL WHITE HOUSE SUCKING A BLACK MAN D**K. HOW DO THAT MAKE U FEEL KNOWING THAT THE WHITE HOUSE IS NOW THE BLACK HOUSE U MUST WANT TO KILL YOUR SELF RIGHT NOW…..F**K WITH THEY ARE SAYING I LOVE MY NIGGA B

    1. darrell says:

      TIFF, its obama’s white half that makes him qualified and acceptable.
      have a nice day🙂

  14. Boop says:

    Thomas Lipschitz Metzger (born April 9, 1938) is an American white nationalist who founded White Aryan Resistance (WAR). His far-right activist groups, including WAR, have been monitored by the Southern Poverty Law Center, an American organization that tracks hate groups. He has been incarcerated in Los Angeles County, California and Toronto, Ontario, and has been the subject of several lawsuits and government inquiries. Metzger has also been involved with the Republican and Democratic parties, as an activist and a candidate. A neo-Nazi, who was also the Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1970s, Metzger has voiced strong opposition to U.S. immigration.

    If you believe in what you claim, don’t hide behind someone else’s name! @Tommy

  15. Reeper says:

    It’s Obama’s decency that makes him qualified and acceptable, just like it makes any person qualified and acceptable no matter what race/sex/religion they are.
    Racist no matter what race/sex/religion they are should be the animals we get to view behind bars since they have nothing productive to offer society except for hateful lines of garbage flowing from their mouths or fingertips.
    Take away their lines of communication and what do you have? A silent person who cannot spread their hate.
    Take away their brain function and what do you have? A person who cannot prevent people of any race/sex/religion from touching them to see to their daily needs.
    Exactly how important is racism to life since it can’t feed/dress or change you if you become mindless? That is true justice, you will be highly tormented if that part of the brain still functions or finally realize just how none important that issue is to life itself.
    To be a true racist you cannot buy anything and will have to make everything used in your life by yourself (even your own kind have liars in your mist). Mine the ore’s to make your products, grow/slaughter your own food, cut/build your own house/car/computer making it all from scratch. Otherwise your not a racist since people of all race/sex/religions have a hand in making everything you buy. How true are you to your own words, not very.

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