Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Man In Trouble For Feeding Monkey Chili Peppers

monkey pepperA Clovis father is in trouble with police after Clovis Zoo officials say he and his two children threw chili peppers into several monkey cages.

Clovis police say 40-year-old Kenneth Scarborough along with his 9 and 15-year-olds threw jalapeno and habanero peppers into the spider monkey and lemur cages.

Zoo officials say the monkeys got a hold of the peppers and some of them ended up with red eyes and others got sick.

Scarborough and his two children are facing animal cruelty charges.

The children face juvenile probation, and Scarborough faces up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine.


Story here.

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