Two children, a 17-year-old boy and a 14-year-old girl, were endangered by their mother, Trisha Meyer. Additional children may have been endangered as well. The children were homeschooled.
Meyer allowed “three tigers, a cougar, a skunk and a fox,” as well as several monkeys, to roam freely in her home with the children. The endangerment came to light on Sept. 26, when police investigating Meyer for theft found the 14-year-old girl at home with the animals. Ordered to appear in court, Meyer instead fled the state with her children and animals. She was later arrested in Pahrump, Nevada on Nov. 7 and her animals were confiscated. Meyer was charged with child endangerment.
Date: November 7, 2016
Location: Cypress, Texas