Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Huntington man reports monkey bit his daughter

Cabell County Sheriff’s Department reports provided the following information:

A 13-year-old Huntington girl suffered injuries Saturday afternoon from a monkey attack in the parking lot of Eastern Heights Shopping Center along U.S. 60.

About 3 p.m., the girl and her father noticed a woman holding a monkey on a leash, and the woman reported it was friendly and enjoyed being petted.

The man said the monkey climbed upon his arm and shoulder and ran toward his daughter, jumping on her left leg. He said it bit her left kneecap, causing about a 1/2-inch cut. The monkey also reportedly bit the girl on her right hand ring finger.

The girl and her father entered a nearby barbershop to call 911 and clean her wounds. The woman with the monkey said she would follow them to Cabell Huntington Hospital, but turned off and drove another direction, according to the girl’s father.

The report does not provide the monkey’s size and type.

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