Tragic story for everyone involved, yes, including the tiger. Given the headline in the New York Post, I would say, especially the tiger:
TIGER BROTHERS HAD SLINGSHOTSJust the New York Post, you say? Well here's an odd development from the local ABC News affiliate:
January 1, 2008 -- SAN FRANCISCO - Two brothers who were injured when a tiger attacked them at the San Francisco Zoo had slingshots on them at the time, a source said.
An empty vodka bottle was also found in a car used by Amritpal Dhaliwal, 19, and his brother, Kulbir, 23, on the day of the mauling, which left 17-year-old Carlos Sousa Jr. dead, according to the source.
The discoveries could be an indication that the brothers may have taunted the 350-pound Siberian tiger before it leapt from its grotto.
Tiger-attacked brothers hire legal pit bullSure, everyone is presumed innocent until proven guilty. And everyone deserves competent legal representation. Some of the poor folks who have hired Geragos to help them in their times of woe include:
The brothers who survived the vicious tiger attacks at San Francisco Zoo last week have hired legal pit bull Mark Geragos in anticipation of filing a lawsuit against the zoo.
And although he didn't represent Mark Vick, noted dog killer, he did offer this advice on one of his many t.v. interviews (the man can't see a camera without doing an interview): Geragos said Vick and his defense team should be thinking about casting a positive light on the quarterback. "The best thing is to put a good face on the matter, do something charitable immediately," said Geragos.
And lo and behold, Gergaos is now saying this about his tiger brother clients: they were simply good samaritans, trying to get help for their dying friend:
Attorney: Zoo guard ignored plea for help
According to Geragos, the tiger initially attacked Sousa and Paul Dhaliwal about 4:30 p.m. While Sousa was seriously hurt, Paul Dhaliwal escaped, and he and his brother ran 300 yards to a zoo cafe where they had eaten earlier.I want to know more about the slingshots and vodka .... Geragos?
The brothers then spotted a female security guard who appeared "diffident" when told of the escaped tiger, Geragos said.
"Who knows what would have happened if the guard had acted earlier?" Geragos said. "But Carlos would have stood a better chance of not dying. And maybe the police would not have shot the tiger as well."