Please provide a link or links to the news story in question. Otherwise this could be just a photoshoped picture. I am not saying it is, but we won't
know without the news story link with pictures.
[Edited] Oh.. I looked it up.. yeah this is real. I just hadn't heard of this yet.
Travis the Chimp was the pet of 70-year-old Sandra Herold. He drank wine from a stemmed glass, clothed and bathed himself, enjoyed watering flowers
and loved to watch the New York Yankees play baseball. After appearing agitated, Herold told the police she put Xanax in Travis the Chimp's tea, but
to no avail. The chimp let himself out the kitchen door (he used a key on the locked door) and began hitting the car doors, indicating that he wanted
to go for a ride. Sandra Herold then called her 55-year-old friend, Charla Nash, to assist her in corralling Travis and getting him back into the
When Charla Nash arrived, Travis the Chimp went on the attack. He overpowered her and began mauling her.
Sandra Herold retrieved a butcher knife from her kitchen and stabbed Travis several times, wrestling the irate chimpanzee off of her friend. Herold
then frantically called the Stamford, Connecticut, police.
Herold initially told the dispatcher that the chimp was "eating" Charla Nash. Through Travis' grunts, Herold cries, "The chimp killed my friend!"
Herold had hidden behind her vehicle to make the 911 call. "Send the police with a gun. With a gun!"
When asked who was killing her friend, Sandra Herold yells, "My chimpanzee! He ripped her apart! Shoot him, shoot him!"
Two thoughts on this.
Sarah should have never tried to help restrain the chimp because she was not qualified. I am not saying she deserved it or anything like that God No,
that's horrible. But if you play with fire your going to get burned. Sarah should have known better than to try to help. She is partly at fault.
Therefore she does not deserve to get that kind of money.
Was the woman who owned the chimp breaking any laws? What else do you know about this story?
[edit on 15-11-2009 by JohnPhoenix]