Stamford (WTNH) - Stunning new details have emerged with the release of 911 tapesthat underline the horror of when a pet chimp went on a brutalattack.
The woman who was mauled for almost 12 minutes remains inextremely critical condition. The pure terror of the situation isabsorbed the instant you hear the caller's urgent plea forhelp.
The chimp can be heard screaming in the background.
Caller: "Send the police!"
911: "What's the problem there?"
Caller: "The chimp killed my friend"
Travis was the 200 pound chimpanzee who, for some reason,violently attacked 55-year-old Charla Nash. On the phone, hisowner, 70-year-old Sandra Herold, hysterically conveys what ishappening.
Herold: "He ripped her face off! He ripped her face off! He'strying to attack me! Please, please, hurry!"
911: "I need you to calm down a little bit, they're on theirway."
Herold: "They gotta shoot him! Please, Please hurry, hurry!Please!"
911: "If the monkey moves away from your friend, let me know,okay? So we can try to help your friend."
Herold: "No I can't, she's dead, she's dead!"
911: "Why are you saying she's dead?"
Herold: "He ripped her apart!"
911: "He ripped what apart, her face?"
Herold: "Everything! Please, please hurry! Please, pleasehurry (sobbing), oh my God!"
For Herold, it seems like forever until help arrives, but it ismore like minutes.
"She's dead! She's dead! Oh my God, she's dead. He ripped herapart! Please, God, hurry!" Herold said. "Please have them shoothim."
Her prayers are answered as Stamford's finest show up in force.Even the professionals seem taken back by the situation, makingreference to the victim as "he."
"I have one man down. One man down, the chimp is outside,"authorities said. "Hey listen, we gotta get this guy outta here,he's got no face."
After Travis attacks a squad car, an officer opens fire. Thechimpanzee, mortally wounded, would walk back inside his house anddie in his living quarters.
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