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PARKLAND, Florida – It’s like a scene out of the blockbuster movie The Hangover. World Boxing Organization Latino Heavyweight Champion Tyrone Spong is being charged with offenses including keeping the animal without a permit after allowing his pet cougar to escape. Each of the charges carries a maximum penalty of a $500 fine and up to 60 days in jail.

Parkland residents spotted what they believed was an endangered Florida panther in January. Responding wildlife officers subdued it with a tranquilizer.

Spong is a Dutch professional fighter living in Florida who holds the WBO Latino Heavyweight Title, along with several other boxing and kickboxing championships. He’s also a mixed martial artist.

When wildlife officers captured the dangerous, endangered, cougar it was underweight. Since then it’s made a full recovery and is being held at a licensed facility.

By Marc Charles for Money Talk Radio

Sources: AP NewsSun Sentinel, Wiki

Marc Charles has worked in Radio since 2005. Marc has been active in media in Detroit, Ohio, Canada, and Florida. When he's not blogging for Money Talk Radio, he covers UFC. Follow Marc on social media @TheLegalManMarc & @TheOctagram.