Jesus Take The Wheel: Chimp Attacks!

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A woman got beaten within an inch of her life by her friend’s pet chimp:

The Connecticut woman viciously attacked by a 200-pound chimp who inexplicably went bananas remains in critical condition this afternoon and faces “life-changing, if not life-threatening injuries” to her face and hands, officials said.

The chimpanzee, named Travis, was shot dead by police in Stamford after the violent rampage Monday left a friend of its owner badly mauled.

Sandra Herold, who owned the 15-year-old chimp, wrestled with the animal after it attacked her friend, Charla Nash, 55.

Nash had gone to Herold’s home to help her coax the chimp back into the house after he got out, authorities said.

After the animal – who had appeared in TV commercials for Old Navy and Coca-Cola when he was younger – lunged at Nash when she got out of her car, Herold ran inside to call 911 and returned armed with a knife and shovel.

Nash remains in critical condition after suffering what Stamford Mayor Dannel Malloy called this morning “life-changing, if not life-threatening” injuries to her face and hands.

Her sister-in-law, Kate Nash, said that Nash underwent surgery Monday night and came out of it “OK.”

“It was a very brutal attack,” said Stamford police Cpt. Richard Conklin, adding that the woman’s “hands were mangled.”

Conklin said the chimp was in a frenzy earlier in the day and that Herold had given him the anti-anxiety drug Xanax in some tea.

He also said the animal may have attacked Nash because she was wearing her hair differently and had failed to recognize her.

“There was no provocation that we know of,” said Conklin. “One thing that we’re looking into is that we understand the chimpanzee has Lyme disease and has been ill from that, so maybe from the medications he was out of sorts. We really don’t know.”

After the 3:30 p.m. attack, Travis ran away and started roaming Herold’s property until police arrived – setting up security so medics could reach the critically injured woman.

But the chimpanzee returned and went after several of the officers, who retreated into their cars.

Travis knocked the mirror off a cruiser before opening its door and starting to get in, trapping the cop.

That officer shot the chimpanzee several times.

“The animal had cornered him,” Conklin said. “He had no other recourse.”

The wounded chimpanzee fled the scene, but Conklin said police were able to follow the trail of his blood down a driveway, into the open door of the home, through the house and to his living quarters, where he died of his wounds.

Herold and two officers also suffered minor injuries.

Cops had dealt with the chimp in the past – including an incident in 2003 when he escaped from his owners’ car in downtown Stamford for two hours.

At the time, officers used cookies, macadamia nuts and ice cream in an attempt to lure him, but subdued him only after he became too tired to resist.

At the time of the 2003 incident, police said the Herold assured them that the chimpanzee – who was toilet trained, dressed himself, took his own bath, ate at the table and drank wine from a glass – was not a threat to others.

Colleen McCann, a primatologist at the Bronx Zoo, said chimps are unpredictable and dangerous even after living among humans for years.

“They are unpredictable, and in instances like this you cannot control that behavior or prevent it from happening if it is in a private home,” she said.

When will people stop keep animals with the capability to maul someone to death as pets?? Tragic.

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Comments

  • Ohsosexy!

    first

  • beautiful

    2nd…

  • Ohsosexy!

    2nd

  • Ohsosexy!

    1st and 3rd not bad, must be my lucky day…lol

  • Stop It Lmao

    chimpanzee as a pet, please this was her lover

  • Pimpin Willie Dynamite Supertight (Go Hard Or Go Home)

    @Stop It Lmao

    chimpanzee as a pet, please this was her lover

    I just spit OJ all over my desk, LMAO!!!!!

  • Chanel Shades

    WHy cant a chimp live in the jungle where he is supposed to? Why is he living in a house? If he keeps running away and shit he dont like ya’ll. Poor chimp. I feel sorry for the lady he attacked but I would not be coming to the aid of my friend to help tame a wild animal and who said monkeys should have tea and xanex?

  • Chanel Shades

    @ Stop It Lmao

    Well maybe your right. They were doing something to that poor monkey.

  • NIKKI UNDERWOOD

    That monkey didnt go crazy…that monkey went monkey….

  • Loch Ness Monster

    A two hundred lb chimp? Why not get a lion, cheetah, and a giraffe too. Stupid bitch.

  • http://bossip.com tasty t

    NOW WE ALL KNOW YOU DONT HAVE A DAMN MONKEY FOR A PET HELL GO TO AFRICA OF THE ZOO FOR SHIT LIKE THAT BUT ALL BULL—-ASIDE I HOPE HER FRIEND PULLS THROUGH MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU NEXT TIME GET A PUPPY

  • http://www.gravatar.com Re...Your Favorite Left-Handed Virgo

    What do you think a monkey is going to do? Go shopping with you and drink tea with his pinky out during tea time?

  • Junkyard Dog

    The chimp went chimp on her ass. my white friends, stop trying to domesticate these animals!!

  • pm

    I would have beat that chimp’s ass like he was human.

  • http://myspace.com/870bg bg

    inexplicably went bananas
    __________________________

    Lmao!!! I’m sorry I hope she is ok
    *serious face like flava flav*

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