Hmm, next time you decide to steal a van in Germany, just check to make sure there isn’t a friggin circus lion in the back, it could end in tears. Circus Probst’s ferocious five-year-old feline Caesar was lying in the back of a Mercedes van when a thief saw an opportunity and went for it. Hmm, when the van was discovered later that night, abandoned with the engine still running next to a broken road sign it was assumed he heard the roar (oh, fly on that wall). Even funnier, when the van was towed away no one knew Caesar was even in the back . Circus lion 1, reformed car thief 0.