NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The woman accused of climbing into a lion enclosure at the Bronx Zoo was in a New Jersey courtroom Thursday to answer for a different incident.

Myah Autry is accused of stealing from a store in Kearny. She pleaded not guilty to shoplifting.

The NYPD says it was Autry who was caught on a video taken at the Bronx Zoo last month, apparently taunting a male lion standing several feet away. That video quickly went viral.

Shocking video posted to Instagram over the weekend shows a woman facing off with a lion at the Bronx Zoo. (Credit: Instagram user realsobrino)

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Police have been looking for her ever since.

Autry said Thursday she didn’t know the NYPD had a warrant out for her arrest.

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  1. John says:

    Wait — she was in a courtroom and yet NYPD still couldn’t find her until (a week later) she turned herself in?

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