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Monkey Bites Officer at T-Stop

A trained monkey pounced on the hand of an Aransas Pass (Texas) Police officer as he moved to get a signature from a traffic violator. Read the full story here.

June 21, 2013

Comments (6)

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Stephen Tuttle @ 6/24/2013 8:11 AM

Aransas Pass PD has had some great success with their AXON flex cameras. It just goes to show that nothing is routine in a routine traffic stop... and that it pays to have a record of it.

HAL ADLEMAN @ 6/24/2013 4:33 PM

Instead of laughing they should have grabbed for the waterless wash/disinfectant or whatever the cars carry in that jurisdiction. Ape bites are no joke and can easily cause horrendous infections.

Kev-O @ 6/24/2013 11:25 PM

Primates can also carry and transfer diseases without showing symptoms. VERY dangerous.

R. Hillsman, M.D. @ 6/25/2013 1:51 AM

The animal should be quarantined according to the county rules and regs. Also probably shouldn't be around people taing pictures with them at public events. Above comments are very relevant, not a laughing matter. Very surprised this made the news and no one has pointed out how serious this may be!!!

HAL ADLEMAN @ 6/27/2013 5:24 PM

Isn't it tactically poor form to reach inside the car like that? Wouldn't the officer have been safer in this and other stops, to have the driver extend HIS arm out to provide and receive papers? And did the officer check out the back seat for things of suspicious-looking people or things, or dangerous animals? While the monkey attack is bizarre, it's not unusual for there to be dogs in a car, and it's not a stretch of imagination to consider that a dog might be upset by a stranger in uniform approaching and bite the officer. I have seen and treated dog bites and as we all know, they're a serious matter.

Henry Vinson @ 7/2/2013 6:50 PM

Hindsight is always 20/20.

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