Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Lesson Learned: 200-pound chimpanzee rips Connecticut woman's face off in violent attack.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


There's a reason normal people stick to cats and dogs and rabbits and such when deciding on pets for the home: THEY USUALLY DON'T RIP YOUR F*CKING FACE OFF!!!

Sandra Herold, 70, of Stamford, Connecticut on Monday desperately pleaded over the phone with police to help her stop Travis, her 15-year-old pet chimp, from mauling friend and neighbor 55-year-old Charla Nash.

After arriving on the scene, police found a helpless (and faceless) Nash on the ground while Herold, the chimp's owner, frantically stabbed her beloved pet with a butcher knife and assaulted him with a shovel. After cornering one police officer near his patrol car and lunging at another, police shot and killed the berserk animal. The victim was later transported to an area hospital where she is currently listed in critical condition.

The owner admitted on Monday that the chimp seemed agitated earlier in the day and that she had given him the anti-anxiety drug Xanax in some tea. The drug had not been prescribed for the chimp. Though it is legal for Harold to have had the pet, police are looking into the possibility of criminal charges. A pet owner can be held criminally responsible if he or she knew or should have known that an animal was a danger to others.

While getting dressed for work this morning, CNN played portions of the owner's dramatic calls to 911 that Stamford police released yesterday. Audio of that call is below. Fair warning...it's semi-disturbing. You can actually hear the animal, which had been previously featured in Old Navy commercials, shrilling in the background as he attacked the victim.

Yikes!


14 comments:

PRIMO said...

OMG I read this on CNN thru my blackberry last night and I was like WOW!!

Its crazy to hear the audio.

Shit Is Crazy!!

I know this is Mean But The Chimps Screams Made Me Laugh Coupled with the face that the operator sounds So Calm & Like he doesnt believe her......

Mr. Jones said...

^^yeah...the audio took it to another level for me, too. He sounds so friendly in the background, but the result wasnt friendly.

dickspot said...

LOL..... when did our comments become reactions ? I love it !

This story horrified me.

Curious said...

She is so lucky she got this guy to help her because if it was me I would have bust out laughing and everybody would have died. Also, I hope they through this bitch in jail for years for giving an animal drugs meant for humans and therefore encouraging it to attack people.

Mr. Jones said...

@ Dick - Mmmm...about a couple hours ago. LOL. Like me, this is an ever evolving place. Stay tuned for updates. :-)

@ Curious - Bingo!!! I'm with you. Let her grieve, then get her ass right in line with the litigation!

Ty said...

This was amazing. When I first heard of the story by passing in front of the TV, I couldn't stop laughing about thinking of a monkey beating someone's ass. Then I heard that she was put in critical care and heard the phone call. It wasn't so funny then.

I feel sorry for the owner on one side but the other questions as to why she would give a monkey an unprescribed human drug. When the monkey attacked her friend, even though she was so attached to it, she quickly said to shoot it. I'm not sure how to process that yet.

Mr. Jones said...

I'm glad you tempered that laughter, Ty. You're right...this isn't funny. :-(

It's quite stupid tho. I'm with you. I wanna know what made this hoe think its cool to a) have a damn chimp as a pet and b) give it OTC meds.

A mess.

Sean Stone said...

A mess indeed. It is funny in the ironic sense of "Hello bitch, you got a damn 200-lb GORILLA living with you"

WTF!!!

dickspot said...

Now we're learning on the news today that she slept AND bathed with the chimp. Do the math............

That Dude Right There said...

The damn chimp should have attacked the owner!!!! Her stupid ass!

And i'm surprised that you haven't posted about the NY Times editorial cartoon.

Mr. Jones said...

Sean - You are a trip. LOL.

Dick - Waaaaaaaaaaaaait a minute. Are you kidding me? This chick was bonkers.

TDRT - I started to talk about that, then I was like...meh, it's the New York Post. Nobody reads that bullshit anyway.

deonte' k said...

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS A MESS!!!! I CAN'T Listen to this anymore!

Anonymous said...

"There's a reason normal people stick to cats and dogs and rabbits and such when deciding on pets for the home: THEY USUALLY DON'T RIP YOUR F*CKING FACE OFF!!!"

ROTFLMAO! So funny, but at the same time I feel bad for laughing at this.

Anonymous said...

Everyone that's saying she's stupid needs too shut the fuck up. Like really, she didn't know all of the sudden the fucking chimp would attack her friend. you guys need lives. A chimp is like any other animal, you can have a dog and it could rip your face off, its not any different then a chimp. Any you guys have no business calling her stupid. You don't even know her! And everyone that is talking shit about her, well i hope a fucking chimp rips off your fuckin face. and btw mr. jones, dont call her a hoe you fuckin bitch, you need a fuckin life, if you had one, you would waste your time talking shit about this poor lady that made one wrong mistake.

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