A pet monkey in Oklahoma attacked a woman, mauling her ear and slapping a man before it was shot dead over the weekend,Dickson Police Department
A pet monkey in Oklahoma escaped and attacked a woman, mauling her ear.
The monkey also “slapped” a man before the man shot the monkey dead, the woman said.
“It ran up my back and jumped onto my head, pulled hair out, and then ripped my ear in half,” she said.
A pet monkey in Oklahoma ripped a woman’s ear in half, pulled out her hair, and “slapped a man across the face” before the furry assailant was shot dead, according to police and a victim.
The wild incident unfolded over the weekend in the town of Dickson after the pet monkey — reportedly named Jack — escaped from an area home.
Victim Brittany Parker, who was hospitalized and left with more than 187 stitches over the bloody ordeal, said she first spotted the monkey on her front porch on Sunday.
“He was lunging from one side of my porch and hitting the glass trying to get in,” Parker told Inside Edition.
The woman called 911 around 6 p.m., and responding officers with the Dickson Police Department found the monkey on the porch. The officers then called the Oklahoma Wildlife Department for help.
When the officers got out of their patrol car, the monkey jumped on the back of the vehicle, the Dickson Police Department said.
Moments later, the monkey leapt on Parker and attacked her, police said.
“It ran up my back and jumped onto my head, pulled hair out, and then ripped my ear in half like you would a piece of paper,” Parker told news outlet KTEN.
The monkey then ran out of sight into a wooded area after the attack, police said. Officers spoke to the owners of the animal, and the owners attempted to capture the primate but were “unsuccessful,” authorities said.
During the incident, Parker said she called a family friend over who also faced the monkey’s wrath.
“After I had been attacked, the monkey went out to his vehicle and slapped him across the face and pulled his hair,” Parker told KTEN.
That man ultimately shot and killed the monkey.
Dickson police said the animal was sent to the Oklahoma Disease Laboratory for testing and that the investigation is ongoing.
“I am very traumatized. I am very scared,” Parker told Inside Edition.
Under Oklahoma law, primates are classified as domestic animals, so a permit is not needed to have one as a pet, according to KTEN.
On the same day as the monkey attack, deputies in Ohio reportedly shot and killed a zebra after it nearly tore a 72-year-old man’s arm off.
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