Ape caught after police car attack
Published 20/10/2010 | 11:04
A chimpanzee that broke free from its chains was captured after briefly wandering around a US city neighbourhood and smashing the window of a police car.
Police Captain Rich Lockhart told The Kansas City Star the department got a call that a primate was on the loose a few miles from the Kansas City Zoo.
Captain Lockhart said the ape was actually a pet that had escaped from its chains. Captain Lockhart said efforts to shoot the animal, named Sueko, with a tranquilliser dart failed.
The chimp climbed on a patrol car and struck the passenger-side window with its fist before running off.
Its owner was eventually able to coax it into a cage. Captain Lockhart said the owner was cited for having a dangerous animal within city limits.