DENVER (CBS4)– The man accused of jumping a barrier at the Denver Zoo and touching a tiger will face a judge on Monday.

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Police say on March 18, Matthew Swearingen leapt onto a railing, and then jumped up and touched a sleeping tiger through the opening in the overhead catwalk area.

Swearigen, 34, was cited for criminal trespassing on April 2.

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Neither he nor the tiger were hurt.

Swearigan later bragged about his actions on social media.

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