Barmaid: Lion killing dentist Walter Palmer shared photo and bragged about killing Cecil
Walter Palmer, the Minnesota dentist who became a worldwide pariah after killing Zimbabwe’s “Cecil the lion,” reportedly showed pictures of the dead animal and boasted about killing him to a barmaid he was trying to dazzle, the Mirror is reporting.
According to the Doolittle’s Woodfire Grill employee who identified herself as Danielle, the 55-year-old married dentist showed her pictures of the dead lion on his phone while claiming he had broken records with the kill.
‘I was just like, ‘Oh’ when he showed it to me – I pretended I was interested but I really wasn’t” Danielle explained before pointing out “He told me he had broken some kind of record for the biggest lion but I wasn’t really that interested – he’s old enough to be my dad.”
According to the waitress, Palmer pops into the bar ” about once a month when he’s passing through but I guess we won’t be seeing him any more.”
Authorities in the U.S. were contacted on Thursday by a representative of the dentist who shut down his practice and has since gone into hiding.
The big game hunting dentist has not been charged with a crime in the U.S. to date, however authorities in Zimbabwe have contacted U.S. authorities asking that Palmer be extradited to the African nation so that he may be charged in Cecil’s death.
The United States has had an extradition agreement with Zimbabwe since 2000.