September 4, 2009

Man who fell in zoo movie set not charged

A man who lied to get into a movie set at a Boston zoo, then fell into a fake lion's den, probably won't be charged, police say.

Arnold Milfort, 27, of Dorchester, had posed as a Boston Zoo employee to get into the set for The Zookeeper Wednesday and fell 30 feet into a makeshift lion's den, where a net broke his fall, authorities said.

Milfort was taken to Boston Medical Center with a serious head injury, the Boston Herald reported.

He was not identified until he arrived at the medical center. The first emergency workers who arrived at the zoo had identified him as a juvenile, fire department spokesman Steve MacDonald said.

The zoo's only lion was in another pen and there were no other animals nearby.