It would have seemed to have come out of nowhere! So said that officer; at least after he said ouch! Certainly, it was something that he was NOT expecting on his day of routine traffic duty!
Last week, a police officer found himself dealing with an unexpected snap while on one particular patrol assignment. It was last Wednesday afternoon, June 19, when Officer Keith Moore of Aransas Pass Police Department made a traffic s, atop of a speeding vehicle. Officer Moore pulled over this rapidly moving truck to issue a ticket to the driver. However, it was when Officer Moore proceeded to hand the ticket to the driver, he was startled, then stunned, as a monkey leaped from the back seat!
The monkey, a trained carnival animal which has performed at several circus events, jumped out of the rear seating area and into the front seat with the driver. There, the monkey was able to bite the hand of the officer, who apparently had it extended into the car at enough length and time for a small simian snacking! The officer was trying to get the driver to sign paperwork, and the monkey may have moved to protest!
Officer Moore will be alright from the minor incident. The wound was superficial, and the animal is not rabid. Nothing was said regarding the monkey needing to be vaccinated additionally, or it having any other medical concerns. Some mention was made about the recent awareness of zombification due to bites by creatures, though those usually are dead. Officer Moore need not have any worries…..????