Police Incident Reports A Selection of Noteworthy Incident Reports
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Incident TypeTrespassing Complaint
Incident Date08/16/2014 - 5:34 PM
Address702 S. Randall Ave. (Henry Vilas Zoo)
ArrestedAmanda Hall, 24, San Luis Obispo, CA
DetailsOn 08/16/14, a woman climbed into the giraffe exhibit at the Henry Vilas Zoo. Amanda Hall, 24, of San Luis Obispo, CA, climbed over one fence and was partially through a second fence that surrounds the giraffe exhibit when Wally, a two-year-old, 12-foot-tall giraffe, first licked Hall's face, and then turned and kicked her in the face. Hall sustained non-life-threatening injuries. Zoo staff advised that giraffes are capable of killing lions, and that Hall was lucky not to have been more seriously injured.
Hall was cited for Harassment of Zoo Animals, which carries a $686 fine.
Hall told police officers that she climbed into the exhibit area because she loves giraffes.
Released 08/16/2014 at 8:09 PM by Sgt. Paige Valenta
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