Tiger King’s Doc Antle reveals he sleeps with an AK-47 gun after receiving ’50 death threats each day’
‘Tiger King’ star Doc Antle has started sleeping with an AK-47 after receiving up to 50 death threats a day.
The 60-year-old features in the Netflix documentary alongside private zookeeper Joe Exotic – who was jailed for 22 years in 2019 after being found guilty of paying a man to kill animal rights activist Carole Baskin – and Doc revealed he is worried activists will kill him.
He also told The Mirror that he walks around with a ‘pistol in his pocket and another in his glove box.’
Terrified: Tiger King’s Doc Antle revealed on Monday that he sleeps with an AK-47 gun following various death threats
‘My life is threatened every day, one to 50 times,’ he expressed.
‘People say they want to kill me, they’re going to get me. I don’t know where the next crazy person is going to go.’
The big cat trainer, who’s real name is Mahamayavi Bhagavan Antle, went on to share that due to the threats he now walks around with a small gun in his pocket.
Threatened: ‘My life is threatened every day, one to 50 times,’ he revealed over the weekend
‘I have a pistol in my pocket, another in my glove box. I travel like that all the time.’
Doc Antle also hit out at Carole Baskin, an animal rights activist and rescue zoo owner.
‘The salacious insanity she’s written, all of the stuff she said that I’m this evil dude. People think that there’s something there.’
Doc Antle stars on the popular Netflix series, Tiger King, which saw Joe Exotic sentenced to 22 years in jail for conspiring to hire a hitman to kill Carole.
Protecting himself: ‘I have a pistol in my pocket, another in my glove box. I travel like that all the time’
Popular: Tiger King is one of the most popular Netflix documentaries of 2019
And as far as President Trump goes, he thinks Joe has a 50/50 chance of getting released from prison.
‘It’s kind of crazy land,’ he said last month in a press conference to the New York Post.
‘I think Joe could potentially get a new trial if he could get an appeal. That’s probably a good thing that he would have an appeal come up, so that the facts can be presented more clearly.’
‘If Joe had OJ Simpson’s legal team, he would be walking around today, singing Eye of the Tiger. If I had to put money on it, I think it’s 50/50 Joe could get out.’
Man of the hour: Tiger King was based around Joe Exotic (pictured) – a zoo keeper who was sentenced to jail in 2019 for 22 years for conspiring to hire a hitman to kill animal activist Carole Baskin