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Officer who shot crazed chimp gives first interview

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Small Town Guy, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    Everyone remembers the chimp who lived like a human until he went nuts and ripped the face off of a woman. The cop who killed him gave an interview with the Times. He's suffered PTSD and depression since the shooting, understandable when you read what he went through.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/25/nyregion/25chimp.html?ref=nyregion

    The story later notes that people questioned why he had to shoot the chimp; he should have used a stun gun or "talked to it."

    He also records original songs and covers. Gawker had a link to this one. Not bad.


     
  2. Pete Incaviglia

    Pete Incaviglia Active Member

    That story was tough to get through. Wow. The detail was incredible - and stunning.
     
  3. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    His last quote says it all: "he should have been in the jungle, not drinking wine and taking Xanax."

    This is another incident in this mystifying trait of some people who refuse to believe that wild animals won't actually act like wild animals one day. The dippy broad owning a 200-pound chimp. Shamu. The Tiger in Vegas. The guy who thought he could talk to Grizzly Bears, until the day one killed him.

    The disrespect for nature is astonishing.
     
  4. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    For once, I agree 100 percent with Hondo.

    The post-attack pictures of the woman are absolutely harrowing. It's like some sort of hellish, Twilight Zone-esque punishment come to life. Horrible.
     
  5. zimbabwe

    zimbabwe Active Member

    When you're right, you're right holmes.
     
  6. GoochMan

    GoochMan Active Member

    How the hell can some people take this guy to task? He should have waited for a stun gun? Are you fucking kidding me??

    The damn chimp had opened the police car door and was about to attack him. He popped four caps in his ass. "the killing of that animal was a sin?" Really, Morgan Fairchild? How about the lady who had her face taken off like Nic Cage?

    Having a glass of Syrah with a fucking chimpanzee at night is just ridiculous.
     
  7. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    Is the chimp owner doing time, I hope?
     
  8. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    The chimp owner is batshit insane.
     
  9. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    I heard she blamed her friend because her perfume drove the chimp nuts.
    But how normal are you when you have 5 p.m. cocktails with your pet chimp?
     
  10. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    At what point on the crazy continuum do you just stop at drinking wine with a chimp? Why not smack your chimp up? Why not fuck the chimp? Why not read it Nietzsche?
     
  11. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    Philo Beddoe doesn't see the problem with that.

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  12. mb

    mb Active Member

    It's a damn shame it wasn't the owner that got attacked.
     
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