Celeb Stamford chimp attacks women gets butchered, shot

February 17th, 2009 - 10:46 pm ICT by admin  

14 year old chimpanzee Travis attacked an elderly woman, Charla Nash and was subsequently killed.

The 200 pound(approx 91 kg ) chimp Travis is known for TV commercials and riding around Stamford in a tow truck.

The chimp attacked Nash near her car, scaring her face and hands when the owner Sandra Herold came to the rescue with a butcher knife and stabbed the chimp repeatedly. The chimp thereafter retreated into the house. Injuries to the woman, Charla Nash, are “life-changing, if not life-threatening,” Mayor Dannel Malloy said.

“It was a very serious attack. She suffered a tremendous loss of blood, terrible facial injuries, body injuries and hand injuries,” Capt. Richard Conklin said.

When the police arrived, the chimp returned again and was taken by the police into the cruiser. An office shot him when he tried to open the cruisers doar to escape.

After being shot, the chimp returned into the house and died.

“This animal was raised as a family member,” Mayor Malloy said at a news conference “The owner, if she was here, would be speaking of the chimpanzee as her child.”

Travis was with the Herolds since he was 3 days old. Travis’ TV apparences include commercials for Old Navy and Coca-Cola. He also made an appearance on “Maury Povich Show” and took part in a television pilot.

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