Texas man accused of evading police after a pet tiger was spotted crawling in a front yard and is now in detention. Victor Hugo Cuevas, 26, was arrested on Monday, but the whereabouts of the tiger remains unknown, the Houston Police Department said on Twitter Monday night. On Sunday, a video of a tiger spread in a Houston neighborhood after a neighbor noticed the cats had a collar. Someone said in the video, “It’s someone’s pet.” Police said an out-of-service deputy mayor confronted the owner of the tiger before the officers arrived. Cuevas allegedly put the tiger into a white SUV and fled the scene at high speed. Houston Police Research: A Mysterious Tiger Seen Wandering the Neighborhood Does Cow and Crocodile Drive Traffic in Houston Temporarily in Separate Incidents Michael W. Elliott, Cuevas attorney, suggested that Cuevas may not have been the owner of the tiger or been taking care of it, according to the Associated Press. People make a lot of assumptions in this particular case. “He might be the hero that hunted the tiger that was in the neighborhood,” Elliott told the Associated Press. Police said Cuevas was renting the house where the tiger was seen and thought it might have monkeys too, which would not be a violation of Houston law if they weigh less than 30 pounds. However, exotic animals, such as a tiger. Cuevas was out of bonds in an unrelated case of the 2017 fatal shooting of a man outside a restaurant in neighboring Fort Bend County, The Associated Press. “I’m sure he raised him because he was a cub which I suppose,” Houston Police Chief. Ron Borza said during a news conference Monday. “But you cannot have large animals because they are unpredictable.” The Associated Press contributed to this report. Follow reporter Asha Gilbert @Coastalasha. Email: [email protected].