October 8, 2018
SHALLOTTE, NC — On Friday evening a snow monkey escaped its backyard cage and attacked a neighbor before an HVAC repairman shot and killed it in the coastal NC community of Shallotte.
According Detective Sgt. John Holman, the monkey bit the woman and scratched her arms and legs, drawing blood. The monkey then ran across the street and banged on a neighbor’s glass door. As the repairman approached, the monkey turned and ran at the man. The repairman shot and killed it with one shot from his small Glock handgun.
The owner of the monkey is said to house many other exotic animals in the home, and has permits to go along with the ownership.
It’s not every day that we hear about a monkey rampage, but it seems to be the same as keeping a dog or any other animal that can be dangerous to the public. Properly securing them so that they are not able to escape is the responsibility of the owner, and it always will be.
Police say the man has a concealed carry permit and will not be facing any charges.