FBI arrests Doc Antle of ‘Tiger King’ fame
“Tiger King” star Bhagavan “Doc” Antle was booked into a South Carolina jail by the FBI Friday evening
Antle, 62, was jailed in a North Myrtle Beach detention center around 5:40 p.m., and no charges against him were listed,
according to government records. TMZ reported that the arrest was related to money laundering.
Antle — who was featured as a rival of Joe Exotic in the hit Netflix docuseries — owns Myrtle Beach Safari.
In recent years, he was charged with multiple felonies for trafficking and abusing exotic animals.
Activists cheered his latest arrest in a statement to The Post.
“We applaud the Dept. of Justice and FBI for arresting Bhagavan ‘Doc’ Antle
a longtime scoundrel engaged in the egregious and inhumane trade of dangerous big cats
said Marty Irby, executive director of Animal Wellness Action.