Unfortunately, the couple were in for a bit of a disappointment. It turns out that the old man had agreed with the cops that he would call them back if he heard any more roars or suspicious noises. However, he never did. And he confirmed to the couple that since his first call, he had not detected any sign of a tiger in the vicinity.
The only bit of useful information that he was able to share with them was the direction from which he heard the original roar. So he pointed them in the right direction, they bid their farewells and started walking that way.
They Alerted the Authorities
Without hesitation, the couple picked up the phone and called the cops. In fact, the wife's brother was in the police force. So she contacted him directly to see if they could give her any leads. Maybe someone in the city had heard roars or detected some kind of suspicious behavior from a large animal.
Luckily enough, the brother was on board with his sister's strange request. He started asking around to find any useful information. And just like that, he called her back. He had learned about a formal complaint that had been made by a local. The cops had dismissed it, believing that it was some kind of prank. But now, it seemed legit.
There's a Lead
The wife's brother learned that the complaint had come from outside the city, on the outskirts. So he provided the couple with the person's whereabouts, so they could track him down themselves. On that very same day, they jumped into their car and drove to the address provided.
Upon arrival, they knocked on the door, which was opened by a very old man. With a confused expression on his face, the man had no idea why this couple he had never met before had turned up at his doorstep. But things made more sense when they explained their reasons. His eyes lit up when they mentioned the roar he had reported.
They Were Led to an Abandoned Warehouse
It's worth mentioning that they had also brought Maggie along for the ride. While they were walking, the dog started to act strangely, suggesting that she sensed some kind of familiar smell. She started barking and jumping around while running specifically towards a large, abandoned warehouse.
The couple were happy to trust Maggie's instincts and decided to let her take the lead. As they got close to the warehouse, Maggie was gravitating towards a small window at the bottom of it. She started peaking through it into the basement below. Naturally, the couple also tried to peak through to see what was inside.
It Was Like Noah's Ark in There
As they brushed the dust from the window, they could clearly see a wide variety of animals inside the basement of this abandoned warehouse. And it wasn't the typical kinds of animals that they would expect. It wasn't just a bunch of dogs, cats, and domesticated animals.
There were many different exotic animals that, as far as they were aware, would normally only be found in a zoo, or another country. The couple started to suspect that the animals had been brought into the country illegally and were being held captive in this abandoned place. Alarmed by the signs that this was some kind of illegal smuggling operation, Martin's wife called her brother immediately.