Cops investigate rock-chucking elephant

By | September 17, 2009

Taesani, the alleged stone-throwing elephantAuthorities in South Korea are investigating a heinous crime, in which an elephant in a zoo is alleged to have thrown a stone at a woman’s head.

The woman, identified only has having the surname Kim, was visiting the Children’s Grand Park zoo in Seoul when, she told police, she saw the elephant picking up a stone with its trunk.

She then turned away from the elephant – only to be hit on the back of the head by a large stone.

She alerted the authorities to the alleged rock-flinging animal, a 35-year-old named Taesani, but upon investigating they found that the scene of the crime was not in range of the zoo’s CCTV cameras.

‘Though Ms Kim believes the elephant threw a stone at her, it’s hard to conclude that the elephant attacked her since there are neither witnesses nor evidence,’ a police source told the Dong-A Ilbo newspaper.

It’s not entirely clear what action would have been taken if the police had been able to prove the elephant did throw the stone.

he alerted the authorities to the alleged rock-flinging animal, a 35-year-old named Taesani, but upon investigating they found that the scene of the crime was not in range of the zoo’s CCTV camera

via Cops investigate rock-chucking elephant | Metro.co.uk.

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