Monkey attacks police officer writing speeding ticket

Monday , June 24, 2013 - 9:53 AM

The Associated Press

ARANSAS PASS, Texas - A South Texas police officer had to deal with some unexpected monkey business as he wrote a speeding ticket.

A pet monkey bit Aransas Pass Officer Keith Moore on the hand in an attack captured on videotape.

KRIS-TV in Corpus Christi reported that Moore had a video camera on his glasses during the traffic stop.

Moore is seen handing the driver something to sign when a monkey leaps from the back seat, bares its teeth and bites the officer's right hand.

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Moore says the monkey "came out of nowhere" during the incident. The bite left a mark, but the 21-year-old officer was not hurt otherwise.

The trained monkey makes appearances at carnivals and other entertainment events.

Watch the video at:http://www.youtube.com/watch?vXGXcNI-xhAQ

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