Skip to comments.Police: Pet chimpanzee, Travis, attacks woman in Stamford
Posted on 02/16/2009 4:34:06 PM PST by JoeProBono
Escaped chimpanzee Travis is coaxed into a waiting sport utility vehicle in downtown Stamford, Conn. in 2003. A tame chimp was shot and killed by Stamford cops Monday after the ape badly mauled a friend of its owner. Witnesses said Travis, a normally docile 200-pound chimp, attacked a woman, forcing his owner to go after him with a butcher's knife.When cops drove up, the chimp tore off the cruiser's side mirror and tried to open the door.Police then shot and killed him, WABC-TV reported. The victim was said to be in critical condition. Travis, a 16-year-old who liked to drink wine, water the plants and watch baseball on TV, had a incident.
Cops arrived in a dozen cruisers but could not corral diaper-wearing Travis, who was capering in the middle of the street, occasionally rolling on his back and charging at officers.
No charges were filed in that case.
Travis also was a bit of a celebrity in his younger days. He reportedly appeared in TV commercials for Old Navy and Coca-Cola and did a stint on the "Maury Povich Show."
Escaped chimpanzee Travis is coaxed into a waiting sport utility vehicle in downtown Stamford, Conn. in 2003.
GD liberals are really getting outta hand.
Let me be first to say...
A tame chimp was shot and killed by Stamford cops Monday after the ape badly mauled a friend of its owner.
I am so glad it was a tame chimp,i hate to think what it might have done if it was a wild chimp..
Mo tore the face (and some other un mentionable body parts) off some guy a few years ago because he was stiffed on his Birthday.
Then there's the couple who moved their chimp to an animal home (after their long-time pet bit off part of a woman's finger) and upon visiting their pet to celebrate its birthday..
Adult chimps are very strong.
That is a horrific story. Here is a follow-up:
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