Prosecutors won't seek criminal charges in chimp attack
SAN FRANCISCO The operator of a California wildlife sanctuary near Bakersfield won't face criminal charges in connection with an attack by two chimpanzees.The animals critically injured a man last month.
Authorities say the operator -- Virginia Brauer -- was not to blame because the animals apparently escaped on their own.
Kern County officials say one of the chimps apparently figured out how to reach through a tight space between a chain link fence and a wall, pull out a steel pin and slide a door open.
The animals chewed off part of a man's face and mauled other parts of his body before Brauer's son-in-law shot the animals to death.
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