Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Here Kitty Kitty Kitty

  • The San Francisco Police Department confirmed that a tiger escaped its confinement at the San Francisco Zoo, then attacked and killed a visitor.

    Two others were injured by the tiger, which entered a cafe inside the zoo. The injured were taken to an area hospital.

    The tiger was shot to death when it started moving toward a group of approaching police officers, said police spokesman Sgt. Steve Mannina. Several officers shot it with handguns, he said.
No word on whether the officers got to keep the pelt.

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58 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

too bad the deceased wasn't one of the posters from the prior post.
Do your job officers, and hold your head high! We know what we do, and we do make a difference!
Merry X-mas!
Happy New year! (take a cab)

12/25/2007 11:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

According to the local newspaper www.SFGate.com, the tiger did NOT enter a cafe.

Still, how in the hell did he get loose? Story doesn't say "human error", etc.

SFPD uses the Glock .40 S&W caliber with hollow-points.

12/26/2007 12:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are all the nuts from PETA upset? If they had their way they'd have the officers arrested for cruelty and not using other means to bring the animal down rather than killing it.

12/26/2007 01:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess another reason to carry your gun off-duty...attack by TIGER! WTF!!!

12/26/2007 06:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank gosh those Coppers there used meesly pistols, and not some assault or elephant gun. We wouldn't want some liberal fainting
at the sight of a large weapon.

Well ya know what they say:
"Big cats are dangerous, but a little pussy would never hurt anyone!"

12/26/2007 06:52:00 AM  
Anonymous l.p. zoo footguy said...

Wow, if that was a steady incident
here, I'd have to give this spot up to some poor chump w/o a dime!
Maybe I can get that young slob dumped from the Cardinal's mansion.

12/26/2007 07:01:00 AM  
Anonymous patrick g. ryan said...

Tragic incident to say the least.
But, perhaps for 2016, we can have a feeding of the "least desireables" to the big cats as an
event.....

12/26/2007 07:22:00 AM  
Anonymous mayor gavin newsom said...

I hearby order a complete investigation! Perhaps those Police Officers could have wrestled
that tiger and restrained it with rope,etc...
This always falling back on gunfire must stop!

12/26/2007 07:27:00 AM  
Anonymous drew peterson said...

That reminds me; #4 recently called me from Brookfield's large cat exhibit. Maybe she stumbled................

12/26/2007 07:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Police reported that the tiger pointed a handgun at them, forcing them to open fire. A department spokesperson reported that a handgun was recovered from the scene.

12/26/2007 08:00:00 AM  
Anonymous tatiana the tigress said...

It was "a lapse of judgment".

12/26/2007 08:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was jogging with my dog from Fort Funston along the Great Highway overlooking the Pacific. When we got to Sloat Blvd. near the entrance to the zoo, San Francisco police were everywhere. The officers from the Taraval station were all wondering how she got out.

12/26/2007 08:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This just in...The Alliance of Gay Reverends for the Advancement of Asian Carnivores has issued a statement condemning "this as yet another act of Police Brutality against their comunity.This young,murdered Tiger had planned to start collage at Clemson and had the potential of being a top meat eater in his class.He also was to do some modeling for Kellogg Frosted Flakes to earn some money for his babies mommas."
Marches at the Zoo are being planned and no pictures of the slain Tiger in his cap and gown are as yet available

12/26/2007 08:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Image if you would if such a tragedy was to happen at lincolnpark zoo.....IPRA would be involved to review if the police shooting the tiger was justified, all the good reverends would be up in arms since the public would assume the tiger was african. The tribune and fox tv would interview the 3 other tigers who would all say he had turned his life around and became domesticated and had only been wild in his youth.

12/26/2007 08:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12/26/2007 08:52:00 AM

Outstanding.

12/26/2007 09:33:00 AM  
Blogger Yahoo Mush Mouse said...

I think Tigers are from Asia and not Africa, but I get your point.

12/26/2007 10:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another reason to carry a pistol with a caliber that starts with a .4

12/26/2007 11:33:00 AM  
Anonymous c. heston said...

"Keep your stinkn' paws off me you damn dirty cat!"

12/26/2007 12:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Riddle me what's scarier?

This tiger or the beasts of the West Side?

12/26/2007 12:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The tiger's family issued a statement saying that the tiger was turning its life around and didn't deserve to be shot.

12/26/2007 01:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone mentioned .40 cal, well they at least practice. Our guy's would have shot at the tiger 168 times and missed. Then blamed the gun or ammo.

12/26/2007 01:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Before the good reverands could get involved we would have to determine the religous back ground of the tiger. This of course after alderman Burke's law firm conntacted the Tiger's family.

12/26/2007 01:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope these coppers can stick to their story.

12/26/2007 01:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IF SEISER WAS THERE HE WOULD SHOT AND WOUNDED THE TIGER, ARRESTED HIM FOR HOMICIDE, AND THEN WENT TO COUYRT.

12/26/2007 02:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Image if you would if such a tragedy was to happen at lincolnpark zoo....."
----------------------

All the Northshore white liberal animal lover - PETA fucks would be out their asking for the copper's heads.

12/26/2007 02:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IPRA

Had this occurred at Lincoln Park,
Rev AL would be leading a protest, and MOPRAH would write and article demanding to known why the beast was not tazzered.

12/26/2007 02:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So if you were there off duty, after having a few drinks, and shot this animal would they suspend you after they made you blow? Even after saving lives? Hmmm...Interesting

12/26/2007 02:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

as we speak, pictures of the tiger in his grammer school cap and gown are being published. outraged revs will be descending and blaming the police for this senseless shooting.

12/26/2007 02:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh shit,da poleeces shot Tigger,dat aint rite;he was turning his life aroun.Deys only shots him cuz he was a Jungle Cat going over to hook up wit da white bee-yotches in da cafe.

12/26/2007 02:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I spoke to a friend with the SFPD. By a process of elimination, responding officers from the Taraval station theorize that with a running start, Tatiana was athletic enough to spring across the moat and scale a twenty foot wall.

The big cats are well fed. Authorities are also exploring the possibility that someone may have been taunting the Siberian tigress, possibly by throwing missiles at her.

According to SFPD Chief Heather Fong, the location has been declared a crime scene. The identity of the fatally mauled man remains unknown.

The Lincoln Park Zoo has two Siberian tigers, a male and a female.

12/26/2007 03:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whats crazy with the report I read was that the officers only shot after the tiger turned in their direction and pointed a sharp claw at them, so in fear for their lives, they killed the tiger. No seriouly, they wrote that they entered the zoo, found one dead guy, then the tiger was sitting with another dude who was bleeding, and instead of shooting the tiger right then, they wrote, they only shot after the tiger turned in their direction. I guess they were afraid of a lawsuit! Fucking tiger lawyers!!

12/26/2007 04:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tony the Tiger says---

GROWWLLL--Don't taze me bro!!!

12/26/2007 04:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Keesing Bandit says---

PETA??

Doesn't that stand for:

People
Eating
Tasty
Animals?

Now, kees me you fool!!!

12/26/2007 04:50:00 PM  
Anonymous TheHatisBack said...

I know for a fact that the tiger was just in the process of turning his life around. He was on his way to get a job application and sign up for GED classes. Just Because he had a prior arrest for attacking a zoo keeper it did not make him a criminal. Then he wanted to become a brain surgeon, or was it a rapper? Anyways he was attempting to throw off the shackles imposed upon him by "THE MAN" when in a rage of Justifiable social anger he attacked a person to vent his rage against the machine. The police then shot him for no reason, called him feline slurs as they did it and stood over the body laughing as they reloaded and fired again. I saw the whole thing, well, maybe not the whole thing. OK I got it third hand from Pumba who heard it from Garfield who heard it from Felix. But if you put a news camera in my face then I saw the whole thing.

12/26/2007 05:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 12/26/2007 08:10:00 AM

Thanks,
I needed that

12/26/2007 06:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They should let kitty roam Englewood during the summer months.

12/26/2007 06:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That tiger had it's paws in the air and they shot him in the back

12/26/2007 07:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A well-fed tiger would not attack unless provoked.

12/26/2007 07:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Officer G. Marx, SFPD says
"I shot a tiger in my winter uniform yesterday----how it got in my uniform I'll never know".

12/26/2007 07:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Ben Cartwright said: said...

I am a strong supporter of PETA.

(People Eating Tasty Animals)

Ya'll come on over for dinner, steak, potatos and some vege's.

12/26/2007 07:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In Chicago they (officers) would all be fired for killing an innocent wild beast. Then all the bystanders would sue the city for millions for tramatizing their children. Naturally DICK Daley would settle with them all and immediately have cameras installed around all the cages.

12/26/2007 07:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

from the Chicago Tribune

"The police chief said the animal was mauling the man, and when officers yelled at it to stop, it turned toward them and they opened fire."

See cops followed procedure and yelled "stop" at the tiger and tiger responded in a threatening manner. Investigators are now looking into a rumor that the Asian tiger did not understand English and that SFPD should have had an Asian interpreter on scene.

12/26/2007 08:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would have sedated the pooty kat wif flammin hot cheese puffs and grape soda.

12/26/2007 08:41:00 PM  
Blogger Coldtype said...

"...instead of shooting the tiger right then, they wrote, they only shot after the tiger turned in their direction"
-12/26/2007 04:15:00 PM

Does a tiger commit a crime by being a tiger? Did the tiger book a flight from Siberia and carefully plot the "murder" three innocents San Fran?

OR,

was the tiger (or its ancestor) snatched from its natural environment and tossed in a cage from which to be ogled for the rest of its life? Just wondering.

Yes, this was a tragedy but it's important to remember that the fault lies not with the tiger but with the zoo. It was the zoo's responsiblity to protect both the tiger and the guests. It failed spectacularly on both accounts. Naturally a tiger's responsiblity is only to be itself.

12/26/2007 09:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's a big meeeowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

12/26/2007 09:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
IF SEISER WAS THERE HE WOULD SHOT AND WOUNDED THE TIGER, ARRESTED HIM FOR HOMICIDE, AND THEN WENT TO COUYRT.

12/26/2007 02:03:00 PM

Then with all the positive press would be a shoo in for fop President!

12/26/2007 10:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tragic story. You don't expect to go to the Zoo and be malled by a loose Tiger.

Some funny posts, though.

This story kind of reminds me of the guy who was known as Mr. Bear. He'd gone to Alaska many times and defecated in the wild with the Bears or some such warm and fuzzy earth mammal shit.

His last trip he brings his girlfriend.

Unfortunately, a menstrating women in the bush (no pun intended ) attracted a bad bear that didn't take to them camping in his hood.

The Bear killed them both as Mr. Bears camcorder was running.

You don't fuck with mother nature.

12/26/2007 11:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The west side ministers called an immediate news conference Rev Robin Hood stated that the police had no right to shoot "Tiger" who was unarmed at the time of the shooting. The Rev further stated that althought "Tiger" is half oriental they will still take up his case and he will no longer watch golf since there are no African american players left in the PGA

12/26/2007 11:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Sigfreid-n-Roy said...

note to self: big cats are dangerous, but a little pussy never hurt anyone

12/26/2007 11:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Set up 24-hour loop cameras to view possible taunters at the big cat exhibits. Make taunting carnivorous zoo animals a Class 4 felony.

I believe that Tatiana and Carlos Souza, age 17, would be alive today if she had not been provoked by idiots. She was only a tiger acting like a tiger.

Once Tatiana got loose, the police had no choice but to kill her.

Keep the two recovering brothers with Souza separated prior to prompt interviews by SFPD detectives. There are reports that a bloodstained shoe was found in the moat. Any rocks or other foreign objects found within the grotto habitat area?

12/27/2007 09:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What does Siefried and Roy know about pussy?

12/27/2007 10:02:00 AM  
Blogger Coldtype said...

“I believe that Tatiana and Carlos Souza, age 17, would be alive today if she had not been provoked by idiots. She was only a tiger acting like a tiger”
- 12/27/2007 09:32:00 AM

I believe the investigation into this incident may prove you correct.

12/27/2007 03:20:00 PM  
Anonymous tatiana said...

I was having a nice, relaxing and peaceful Christmas day until those 3 guys started fucking with me.

What's a tiger to do?

12/27/2007 03:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its too bad that the Tiger had to die because of a few idiots taunting it. My only wish is that Fr pfleger and jessie jackass weren't the ones mauled by the tiger.. But then again, the tiger wouldn't have eaten shit.

12/27/2007 08:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

S.F. Officials looked like a real bunch of dorks on nationwide television. Did you all see the silly looking uniformed female officer peering out from under her uniform hat, looking like a female version of Barney Fife? What a city, reminds me of.......ahhhhemmm..........

12/28/2007 12:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Chinese woman with the huge SFPD hat was Chief Heather Fong.

12/28/2007 06:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.rathergood.com/looking/

12/29/2007 09:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hmmm... gee l'il pussy, what big teeth you have!!!

1/01/2008 02:22:00 AM  

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