Those are the details of the case so far. A court will have to determine liability. Looks pretty bad for the state. Pretty sure they will settle.
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"The issue of the private ownership of Travis the chimpanzee continues to be a concern as to public safety," Hinsch wrote in the memo.
"The animal has reached adult maturity, is very large and tremendously strong. I am concerned that if he feels threatened or if someone enters his territory, he could seriously hurt someone."
"As you are aware, this is the same chimpanzee that escaped from the owner's car and led local police on a wild chase for hours in downtown Stamford until the animal could be secured back in the car."
Nowhere in the article did it state that the victim was aware of any danger from the chimp.
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