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.