2 full grown
an owners cage in
North West Las Vegas
near Ann road and
Jones this morning
Calls came in to Las
2 full grown chimpanzees escaped an owners cage in North West Las Vegas near Ann road and Jones this morning around 10am.
Calls came in to Las Vegas Metro Police as the 2 big chimpanzees we in the neighborhood, one woman complained of it being on top of her car.
Dozens of coops arrived on the scene as the two chimps seemed agitated and aggressive. Police were able to tranquilize the female chimp but it wasn't the same story with the male who climbed on top of a police squad car and began pounding it.
As metro police tried to contain the chimp, one officer was forced to shot and kill the male chimpanzee as it started heading toward an area children were playing he said. The officer stated that he had no other choice but to shoot the chimp as he feared for the life of the Las Vegas citizens.
Metro Police are not clear on how the animals escaped.
People seem to be outraged that the officer had no other choice but to shoot and kill the male chimp, and while I can understand this because chimpanzees have severely hurt people in the past, I don't see why he couldn't tranquilize the male chimpanzee as well?
Did the officer do the right thing? Were these chimps hostel, or tame? Should the female chimp be returned to the owner? Should the owner be fined?