I feel that possibly law enforcement’s priorities should have been reversed here.
Via @BrianFaughnan. On the other hand, it’s Texas. The tiger’s probably holed up somewhere, trying to figure out how to get to a zoo safely, because he didn’t ask for this, human. He was behaving himself. Getting dumped in the middle of a state where they give out AR-15s as party favors wasn’t his idea.
I even know the movie! (The Dead Pool) …You gotta wonder how all of that happened, and why, and who lost a bet*.
*Contra the Tweeter above, the movie wasn’t so much bad as it was kinda ridiculous. Dirty Harry movies don’t age badly, but they definitely get dated quick. And even then the premise was starting to feel distinctly alternate timeline-y.
As Karl noted elsewhere, only Ben Bova assumed it’d be the Japanese who’d be doing it. Then again, it was back in the 1980s, back when we all assumed that the Japanese would end up dominating the world. Then they got exquisitely screwed by the NYC real estate industry, and never quite recovered from that.