On Sunday, an Oklahoma woman was attacked by a pet monkey, causing her to sustain injuries that were not life-threatening. NBC News reported that the simian was later killed by family members of the victim in the woods near the location of the attack.
At just after 6 p.m., the Dickson Police Department received a report of a monkey on a porch. When they arrived, the monkey reportedly jumped onto the back of their vehicle before attacking Brittany Parker, who had initially called the police to report the animal.
The monkey “ran up my back and jumped onto my head, pulled hair out, and then ripped my ear in half like you would a piece of paper,” she said.
After the attack, Parker was transported to an Oklahoma City hospital, where she received treatment for bruises and a lacerated ear that required stitches.
The monkey was later located in the woods by one of Parker’s family members, who was also attacked by the animal during the encounter. The monkey attempted to flee but was eventually shot by the family member.
According to the Dickson Police Department, the monkey’s body is currently being analyzed at the Oklahoma Disease Laboratory.