Exotic Animal Owner Also Ran Motorcycle Shop

A Zanesville Ohio man, who police say released his exotic animal collection on an unsuspecting public and committed suicide, at one time owned a motorcycle shop called T’s World, according to published reports.

Officials said that the animals, which included lions, tigers, and bears as well as numerous wolves and monkeys, had been set free by their owner, Terry Thompson, before he killed himself on Tuesday evening.

Information uncovered online showed the motorcycle shop to have between 1 and 4 employees, with revenues under $500,000. Neighbors said Thompson also flew planes, sold guns and raced boats.  No one has answered the phone at the motorcycle dealership since the news broke of the animals release and Thompson’s suicide.


Brammo Launches New Dealer Program with the Appointment of Scuderia West as Their Main Dealer for the San Francisco Bay Area

ASHLAND, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– The appointment of Scuderia West as a new Brammo dealer in San Francisco will ensure that Bay Area customers now have easy access to the Brammo range of electric motorcycles.

Brammo Enertia+ Electric Motorcycle (Photo: Business Wire)Brammo Enertia+ Electric Motorcycle (Photo: Business Wire)

The American manufacturer Brammo has partnered with this well-established motorcycle dealer on Duboce Avenue, San Francisco. Scuderia West has built up an enviable reputation over 20 years for its high levels of servicing, repairs and parts sourcing for both new and used motorcycles.

Established in 1991, Scuderia’s current facilities include a comprehensive showroom, sales and aftersales department, and full servicing facilities with workshops featuring the latest electronic diagnostic equipment.

“We are delighted to be the first motorcycle dealership to sign up with Brammo,” said Scuderia’s founder and owner, Don Lemelin. “Typically, our customers appreciate a motorcycle that is both well designed and performs flawlessly. Thanks to Brammo’s superior engineering and quality we know we can stake our reputation on these motorcycles.”

Brammo prices start at $7,995 less federal and state incentives for the entry-level Enertia, and rise to $13,995 for the top-of-the-line Empulse 10.0.

Commenting on this latest appointment, CEO of Brammo Inc., Craig Bramscher, added: “Brammo’s share of the US market is soaring and we have no doubt that the Bay Area appreciates the benefits of Brammo electric motorcycles. Scuderia West is becoming a Brammo Dealer at a very exciting time and we both look forward to providing Bay Area riders with world-class products and service. Brammo’s soon to be announced expanded product line is a great fit with the traditional high end motorcycle dealer and with Scuderia, we are off to a great start.”

Located at 69 Duboce Avenue, San Francisco, Scuderia West is open Tuesday through Saturday, 9am until 6pm.

Brammo’s change in distribution will also benefit existing customers as all servicing and warranty of Brammo motorcycles previously sold through stores will be honored by Brammo’s new dealership network.

“We are always interested to talk with dealers about our exciting motorcycles and explore the opportunity of becoming a Brammo dealer,” said Craig Bramscher.

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