An Omaha woman who gained national attention after she was accused of trying to pet a caged tiger was ordered held on $25,000 bail Monday.

Jacqueline Eide, 33, appeared before Douglas County Judge Stephanie Hansen. Eide was charged with disorderly conduct and possession of an open container of alcohol in public, both misdemeanors.

A deputy prosecutor with the Douglas County Attorney's Office said police were called to the area of 30th and Mason Streets about 3 p.m. Saturday. A woman there reportedly was harassing two youths. Officers arriving on the scene encountered Eide, who they said appeared intoxicated and was carrying a plastic cup that she said contained vodka. After being taken to Central Police Headquarters, Eide reportedly tried to bite an officer.

Omaha attorney James Martin Davis is representing Eide on charges of trespassing, criminal mischief and contributing to the delinquency of a minor in connection with the Nov. 1 incident at the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium.

"I'm hoping that this latest incident will not interfere with the resolution of her earlier case," Davis said.

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