SANTA ANA, Calif. — A man who claimed to be Tarzan was arrested after he allegedly climbed a tree and tried to get into the monkey exhibit at a Southern California zoo.
A zookeeper called 911 Tuesday morning to report that a shirtless man plastered in mud had climbed about 20 feet into a tree at the bird exhibit at the Santa Ana Zoo, screaming “that he was, in fact, Tarzan,” Santa Ana Police Cpl. Bertagna said.
From there, the man, John Rodenborn, who wore only brown pants, scaled the monkey exhibit.
At one point, he took a break, resting behind tall bamboo trees, according to a 911 call about the incident.
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He had left by the time police arrived, but he was found and arrested a short time later.