Friday, August 20, 2010

Report Of Loose Baboon In Missouri Is Hoax


Florissant police said there is no baboon on the loose after all and are calling Thursday's report of the loose animal a hoax.

The original report of a baboon being observed in a back yard in Florissant has been dismissed, according to Florissant police.

Florissant detectives spent the better part of the day investigating the incident.

Investigators said a 14 year-old has admitted that the picture the reported to have been taken of the baboon in the backyard was actually taken from a computer screen of an animal website.

The incident will be referred to the St. Louis County Family Court for further review and/or action.

EARLIER STORY:

Florissant police are searching for a baboon that may be on the loose in the area.

Authorities said Thursday afternoon that they are searching for the animal after Florissant residents reported spotting it near Patterson and Moule. It was last seen around 7:30 a.m. Thursday.

Police are taking the reports seriously, but said they do not know where the animal may have come from.


Full story here.
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