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The wildly popular Netflix series “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness” has renewed interest in the investigation of Florida millionaire Don Lewis’ disappearance in 1997.

What The Heck Is “Tiger King” And Why Is It So Popular?

“Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness” is a docuseries that follows the life of Carole Baskin, owner of Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, Fla.

Carole has never been officially diagnosed by a medical professional as a batcrap crazy lunatic who shouldn’t be allowed to own forks – let alone giant damn tigers. And these exotic predators aren’t the cuddly “Frosted Flakes” or “Daniel Tiger” type cats either. God forbid these tigers ever get loose because they can kill many more people in a week than the Coronavirus virus can – a LOT more.

Okay, So Who Else is This Series About Besides Batcrap Carole Baskin?

The series also follows Joseph Maldonado-Passage, also known as “Joe Exotic” – sounds like a porn name, looks like a low-rent porn star.

“Joe Exotic” is a former Oklahoma zookeeper who loves guns! He also loves younger men and big cats, but for mutually-exclusive reasons.

“Tiger King” Murder-For-Hire: Why Are The Police Involved?

Earlier this year, Maldonado-Passage, aka “Joe Exotic,” was sentenced to 22 years in prison for his role in a murder-for-hire plot.

Mr. Exotic, an off-brand Siegfried & Roy (also gay tiger enthusiasts), was convicted of trying to hire someone to kill Baskin – no relation to the founders of “Baskin & Robbins”  after she tried to shut him down.

Apparently Baskin had accused the Oklahoma zoo of abusing animals and selling big cat cubs, which clearly chapped “Joe Exotic’s” buns.

“Joe Exotic” Strikes Back!

“Joe Exotic” retaliated by asking questions about Baskin’s former husband, Jack “Don” Lewis, who disappeared in 1997. Mr. Exotic has a potty mouth, and his rants about Baskin are captured in the Netflix series, “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness.”

Why Would Batcrap Baskin Kill Her Beloved Husband?

Old MIA Jack “Don” Lewis was a multi-millionaire and Batcrap Baskin inherited his fortune.

What Happened to The Rich Sumbitch?

Most people suspect he was killed and fed to Carole’s tigers. This is pure speculation, however, and tigers are generally lousy and extremely hostile witnesses. Plus, there’s no guarantee an unruly tiger won’t drop a deuce in the courtroom. Most tigers aren’t litterbox trained.

Did Carole “Batcrap” Baskin Get Away with Murder? Is She The O.J. Simpson of Tiger Enthusiasts?

The popularity of the Netflix show has renewed interest in Jack Lewis’s disappearance, and Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister wants to take advantage of the attention.

“Everyone’s home. They’re watching Netflix and they’re home,” Chronister said in a news conference Tuesday, adding that Lewis’ case remains open and that he has recently assigned a detective supervisor to handle new leads.

I Have a Theory Based on No Credible Evidence Whatsoever. How do I Waste Sheriff Chronister’s Valuable Time?

Please don’t. And if you have any theories on the Genesis of the Coronavirus,  the Zodiac killer, or the dangers of artificial sweeteners like aspartame, keep those to yourself as well.

This Is Fascinating! How Do I Learn More?

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