Sunglasses cam catches monkey attacking officer at traffic stop

By David Edwards
Friday, June 21, 2013 10:39 EDT
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Monkey attacks officer at traffic stop (KRIS)
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An police officer in Texas says training did not prepare him for a monkey getting upset and attacking him as he was handing out a speeding ticket.

Aransas Pass Police Officer Keith Moore told KRIS that he was writing a routine traffic ticket on Wednesday when the camera attached to his sunglasses caught a monkey springing from behind the driver’s head and biting his hand.

“His monkey attacked me!” Moore can be heard yelling at his sergeant in the video. “He’s got a monkey and it attacked my hand. I’m not even kidding,”

“A monkey? Like a legitimate monkey?” the sergeant asks.

“Yeah like a legitimate monkey,” Moore replies.

According to KRIS, the monkey has a job posing for photos at carnivals and festivals.

“My sergeant thought I had initially got stung with a bee but it wasn’t,” the 21-year-old officer explained to the station. “I ended up telling him when I was walking back that it was a monkey that came out of nowhere.”

Moore didn’t expect that the mark on his hand would be permanent, but the memory of the attack may take longer to heal.

Watch this video from KRIS, broadcast June 21, 2013.

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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