Pet Monkey Fatally Shot After Ripping Woman’s Ear Like ‘A Piece Of Paper’
A pet monkey was killed after attacking a woman in Oklahoma, and the victim details the injuries she sustained at the hands of the animal.
The animal evaded the authorities before being shot by a citizen
According to a social media statement from the Dixon Police Department, the incident was disclosed earlier this week, and it began when police received a call about a monkey that had been spotted on someone’s front porch.
Authorities noted that after they arrived at the scene, the animal “jumped onto the back of its patrol car.” Then the authorities noticed that the monkey “ran towards the victim and climbed on her head” before proceeding to hit her.
The victim was then taken to the hospital for treatment, and the primate avoided capture by rushing into the forest
We should also note that the officers located the animal’s owner nearby, though they were ultimately unable to apprehend him. However, a friend of the victim’s family later arrived at the scene and shot the monkey.
Victim tells of monkey attack: ‘Tore my ear in half like you would a piece of paper’
In addition to the police statement, KTEN provided more information by sitting down with the victim, identified as Brittany Parker.
Parker recounted the experience, noting that the animal “ran [her] behind.” She also added, “[The monkey] I tore my ear in half as if you were doing a piece of paper.”
“He ran on my back and jumped on my head, pulled my hair, and then tore my ear in half as you would a piece of paper.”
She also said that the family friend who eventually killed the monkey was also attacked, with the animal “slapping him in the face”.
“We called him and he came here, and after I was attacked, the monkey came out to his car and slapped him in the face and pulled his hair.”
The outlet also notes that because monkeys are “considered domesticated animals under Oklahoma law,” the owner did not need a permit to own the primate.
What do you think of the general situation, and would you keep a Commander as a pet? In addition, how would you feel if someone was kept as a pet nearby?