Wisconsin dentist mistaken for killer of Cecil the lion
(AP) – 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.
Mathew Palmer 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.
Mathew Palmer tells The Janesville Gazette 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.
The 40-year-old says he’s since changed his phone number.
He also says he doesn’t hunt.