Monkey killed after ripping off woman’s ear like ‘piece of paper’
A pet monkey has been killed after attacking a woman in Oklahoma, and the victim is detailing the injuries she sustained at the hands of the animal.
The animal evaded the authorities before being shot by a resident
According to a statement on social media by the Dickson Police Department, the incident happened earlier this week and it began when police received a call about a monkey discovered on someone’s porch.
Authorities noted that, after they arrived at the scene, the animal “jumped onto the back of his patrol car.” Authorities later noted that the monkey “ran towards the victim and climbed on top of her” before continuing to injure her.
The victim was then transported to the hospital for treatment, while the primate evaded capture by rushing into the forest.
We should also note that officers were able to locate the owner of the animal nearby, although they were ultimately unable to capture it. However, a friend of the victim’s family later arrived at the scene and shot the monkey dead.
Victim recounts monkey attack: ‘Tearing my ears like a piece of paper’
In addition to the police statement, KTEN provided additional information through a conversation with the victim, identified as Brittany Parker.
Parker recounts the experience, noting that the animal “run up” [her] the back.” She also added, “[The monkey] tear my ears like a piece of paper.”
“He ran up my back and jumped on top of me, pulled my hair out, and ripped my ears off like a piece of paper.”
She also shared that the family friend who eventually killed the monkey was also attacked, as the animal “slapped him in the face”.
“We called him and he came here, and after I was attacked, the monkey went out to his car, slapped him in the face and pulled his hair.”
The newspaper also points out that, because monkeys are “considered domesticated animals under Oklahoma law,” owners do not need a license to own the primates.
What do you think about the overall situation, and have you ever kept a primate as a pet? Also, how would you feel if a person kept as a pet was nearby?