Ohio officials said the man was attacked by a zebra he owned, seriously injured, and was shot dead by police.
According to initial reports from the Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office, 72-year-old Ronald Clifton’s arm was amputated and officers urgently applied a tourniquet as other officers responded to fend off aggressive African animals. was forced to
Officer Michael Overley reported that when he arrived at the scene of the incident on Sunday, “a large male zebra had charged through the driver’s side door and was acting in a very hostile manner.”
He said Clifton “looked like he was bleeding just below the elbow on his right arm.”
As Overley tended to the injured man, a zebra returned to the scene and threatened the Clifton family and other police officers present.
Video footage from a mobilized officer’s body camera showed a man chasing a zebra with a stick. The policeman ended up shooting the zebra in the head.
It’s unclear what injuries Clifton sustained. Police officer Nathan Welch wrote in the report that the victim’s arm was “bitten by a zebra”, but a police spokesman told AFP he believed his arm was broken. said there is.
A spokeswoman for Ohio Health Care said Clifton “is in good condition” at Ohio Health Grant Medical Center.