Staff members blocked off all entrances where the public could come into contact with the tiger to minimize risk. That included a public restroom, where workers had to turn people away until the tiger was back in custody.
Bicentennial manager Chris Bird says most people, other than those who couldn't get into the restroom, had no idea a dangerous animal had briefly escaped.
The circus had one more show scheduled for Sunday afternoon.
SUNDAY APR 21, 2013 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Information from: The Salina (Kan.) Journal, http://www.salina.com
Cover Up of How Dangerous This Escape Was?
Jenna Krehbiel’s first trip to the circus with her family is one she will never forget after she came face to face with a jungle cat in the women’s bathroom.
Krehbiel had finished watching the large cat show during the 7 p.m. show at the Isis Shrine Circus on Saturday at the Salina Bicentennial Centennial Center when she decided to step out go to the bathroom but instead got a close-up view of a tiger she had just seen perform in the arena.