She has been charged with harassment of zoo animals and faces a $686 fine. Police claim that Hall climbed over one fence and was trying to get through a second fence when she encountered Wally.
Hall disputes this, claiming that she "easily stepped over a 3-foot-high gate-like barrier and did not climb the second fence." She plans to dispute this charge:
Hall said she grew up with animals like horses and cattle, and stressed that she doesn't fault the zoo or the giraffe. Nobody is to blame for what happened, she said... “I got hit in the face by a giraffe. I had to deal with all that. That was a lot of pain to deal with already. I don’t need a fine and this on my record. I don’t 'harass' zoo animals. I’m an animal lover.”Hall apologized to the zoo for "stepping over the line."