Police: Woman who infamously danced with a lion at the Bronx Zoo has been found

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Police say they have finally found the woman who infamously jumped inside the lion's den and 'danced with' a big cat at the Bronx Zoo in late September.

The NYPD tells News 12 that Myah Autry was found Thursday after a court appearance in Kearney, New Jersey.

Autry was facing shoplifting charges dating back to Aug. 8.

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Autry was seen getting into the lion's den at the Bronx Zoo on Saturday, September 28. She is no stranger to hanging with animals at the Bronx Zoo as she was also seen getting into a giraffe exhibit at the zoo.

When asked by reporters Thursday about her "lion dance", she said it was an "act of spirituality" and she also addressed the NYPD.

There is no word on when she's expected to turn herself in to the NYPD.

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