Pet monkey on the loose in Oklahoma attacks woman and rips off part of her ear: ‘It’s absolutely scary’
Dickson, Okla. — An Oklahoma woman says she is traumatized after being attacked by someone’s pet monkey on her own porch.
Brittany Parker said she was sitting inside her home in Dickson, south of Oklahoma City, when she looked out the window and noticed a monkey staring at her.
“I said, ‘Oh my God, there’s a monkey,’ I took a second take and said, ‘There’s a monkey on the porch,'” she recalled.
Parker said the monkey was trying to get into his house.
“The little button you press on the screen door, he had broken it,” she said. “I was literally hanging on my door trying to keep it closed.”
She said she called the police and walked out when the officers arrived. It was then that she was attacked.
“He jumped up my back and landed on my head, climbed on top of my head and grabbed handfuls of hair and just ripped it out, then ripped my ear almost completely off my head,” Parker said. .
Police said the monkey fled after the attack.
“As we searched for the primate, two shots were fired,” Dickson Police Chief Tim Duncan said. “They came from the area of the victim’s residence. Officers returned to the house and discovered that a member of the victim’s family had shot the primate.”
Parker and police said they did not know anyone in the area had a pet monkey. Witnesses said the monkey’s name is Jack.
“It’s scary. It’s absolutely scary. Very traumatic,” said Parker, who can’t work due to his injuries. She said she was going to need plastic surgery and is worried about her family’s safety.
“Do I let my child go out and play and be a normal child? Or do I worry every time we go out if we’re going to be attacked by something? It’s very traumatic. It’s very scary,” Parker said.
It is not known who owns the monkey, but the police mentioned that having a monkey is not illegal.
The case has since been forwarded to the district attorney’s office.