mistaken for killer of Cecil the lion
JANESVILLE - A
Wisconsin dentist is dealing with angry phone calls because he
has the same last name as the Minnesota dentist accused of
killing a protected lion in Zimbabwe.
of Janesville says he has received about 30 calls since
Tuesday night, when officials in Zimbabwe identified a
Minnesota dentist — Walter Palmer — as the American hunter
who killed the lion.
tells a news outlet that he's received calls from as far away
as Florida. Someone even signed him up for a
computer-automated messaging service that calls him every hour
to recite cat facts.
40-year-old says he's since changed his phone number. He also
says he doesn't hunt.