Wednesday 26 April 2017

Ape caught after police car attack

Escaped chimpanzee was captured after briefly wandering around a US city neighbourhood
Escaped chimpanzee was captured after briefly wandering around a US city neighbourhood

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.

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