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June 21, 2013
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Video: Texas cop attacked by monkey at traffic stop

The rookie ran back to his Sgt. to tell him he'd been bit by a monkey while writing a citation

By PoliceOne Staff

ARANSAS PASS, Texas — A rookie police officer was caught off guard Wednesday when a pet monkey jumped on him as he wrote a traffic citation.

Keith Moore, a 21-year-old who had been with the force only three months, handed a pen to a traffic violator, when a monkey jumped up from the back seat and attacked his hand, according to

"His monkey attacked me!" Moore told another officer who was still in their squad.  "He's got a monkey and it attacked my hand. I'm not even kidding.”

The officer sustained a minor scratch from the brief encounter and the driver was given a citation for speeding. 

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