Posted by: Loren Coleman on March 13th, 2012
The specific details of the recent Alabama ape encounter (see first posting here) are contained in the following official law enforcement document:
PRESS RELEASE FROM THE HALE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
March 12, 2012
STATEMENT REGARDING ALLEGED GORILLA SIGHTING IN HALE COUNTY
On Saturday March 10, 2012 at approximately 7:33 p.m Hale County E-911 received a call from Perry County Dispatch advising several children on a school bus returning to Uniontown from a sporting event had seen what they believed to be a gorilla at AL Hwy 61 and Hale Co Rd 20 in the Town of Newbern.
Deputies responded and checked the area.
NO gorilla or other large primate was located. The Hale County Sheriff’s Office answers all calls for service in a professional and serious manner. This call, like all others, was investigated and until further evidence is discovered we consider this matter to be unfounded.
Thanks to reporter Travis Vaughn.