Mother Of The Child Who Fell Into Gorilla Pen Maybe Facing Charges After ongoing Investigation
|Mother OF The Child Who Fell Into Gorilla Pen Maybe |
Facing Charges After ongoing Investigation
The family released a statement on Sunday saying they had taken their boy home.
|Harambe The Gorilla|
“I want to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers today. What started off as a wonderful day turned into a scary one,” the statement said.
“My son is safe and was able to walk away with a concussion and a few scrapes… no broken bones or internal injuries,” the statement continued, adding, “As a society we are quick to judge how a parent could take their eyes off of their child and if anyone knows me I keep a tight watch on my
Accidents happen but I am thankful that the right people were in the right place today.”
Brittany Nicely told reports the gorilla was also acting protectively towards the boy and was not behaving in a threatening manner.
'I tried to prevent it, I tried to grab him and I just couldn’t get to him fast enough,' she said.
This beautiful gorilla lost his life because the boy’s parents did not keep a closer watch on the child,” the petition read
Cincinnati police said on Sunday that Hamilton County Prosecuting Attorney could decide to charge the parents after investigations have been completed.
Animal rights campaigners and animal lovers had expressed outrage on social media and accused the boy’s parents of negligence.
#Harambe was literally trying to protect her child. But let's thank god and not acknowledge that he was murdered. pic.twitter.com/Se60fPQ3aJ— Tristen Phipps (@TristenEmily) May 29, 2016