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Methed-Out 'Tarzan' Tries To Swing Into Zoo's Monkey Exhibit

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A man who said he was Tarzan got into some monkey business when he swung from the trees at the Santa Ana Zoo in an attempt to get into a monkey exhibit.Santa Ana Police arrested 37-year-old John William Rodenborn, who was also shirtless at the time, shortly after they received a call about a disturbance at the zoo around 10:30 a.m., Tuesday morning, the OC Register reports. There was a short chase on foot, but they quickly nabbed him. And yes, Rodenborn was on meth.

The zoo's director Kent Yamaguchi told the Register that Rodenborn jumped over a fence to get into the enclosures. "We do have training for if animals ever come out of their cages, but we haven't had people trying to go into the cages," he said.

Rodenborn was arrested for possession and being under the influence of methamphetamine. He was given a citation and was scheduled to be released that same day. And if you were wondering about the monkeys, they were unharmed.