Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Loose Pet Monkey That Bit 3 Put Down

Police in Asheville say a monkey running loose on the streets bit three people.

Officers say they were called around 4:30 p.m. Sunday for a report of the monkey on Upland Road.

Three people said the monkey bit them. Two were injured on the ear and one was bit on the finger.

"We thought it was cute at first. We didn't try to hold it or anything and then it jumped on us," said Jeannie Deweese who was bitten by the monkey.

Deweese says she and her daughter were standing in their yard, when the monkey came over.

The monkey, described as a small brown, white and gray marmoset named Cous Cous belongs to Deweese's neighbor.

"She is a loveable animal. She would never attack anyone. I think she was scared," said Cous Cous's owner Gabrielle Campiformia.

Full story here.

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