Police officers are trained to be very careful when approaching vehicles they have pulled over, but we're sure at least one rookie cop in Texas will be extra vigilant in the future. Aransas Pass (just east of Corpus Christi) rookie officer Keith Moore was issuing a speeding ticket to a driver of a pickup truck, and when he went to have the driver sign his citation, a monkey lunged from the back seat and bit Moore on his hand.

Even though the whole ordeal was captured on Moore's sunglass-mounted camera, his sergeant still had a hard time believing what had happened, and both seemed to handle the situation quite well – apparently neither have seen the movie Outbreak. As it turns out, Corpus Christi's KRIS TV says that the ill-tempered – and non-seatbelt-wearing – monkey travels with his owner to carnivals and festivals to pose with visitors. The first-person video of the monkey's surprise traffic stop attack is posted below.

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      These people that make their dumb remarks are just immature knuckleheads.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Seems like a lot of hate for cops out there. Make you feel better thinking a young police officers may be infected from an animal bite? Teach him a lesson? What?
      • 2 Years Ago
      It would be a good idea to get tested for the HIV virus as it is known that monkeys do carry a strain of it which has from time to time jumped species.
      • 2 Years Ago
      You should NEVER monkey with another Monkey's Monkey.
      • 2 Years Ago
      surprised the officer didn't light that little sucker with his taser .......... would have been a great video for the song 'shock the monkey'
      • 2 Years Ago
      Glad this officer didn't step back into oncoming traffic when he got this surprise attack from the monkey. Surprising the owner didn't have the monkey secured. It could have been frightened and jumped out the window. All that could have happened, didn't. Thankfully!
      • 2 Years Ago
      The monkey probably thought the officer was going to attack his daddy with a pen?
      Avinash Machado
      • 2 Years Ago
      Thankfully for monkeys,there is no monkey prison.
      • 2 Years Ago
      I am surprised animal control not consulted if a dog had done the same think it would have been put in isolation for a time frame to evaluate for medial issue and behavior for public safety.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Don't you monkey with the monkey.
        Bob B
        • 2 Years Ago
        I'm wondering if the driver 'spanked' his monkey after that incident.
      • 2 Years Ago
      The monkey was offended by the ticket.....animals are always loyal to their owners
      vonetta jerome
      • 2 Years Ago
      My my .....what naughty monkey!
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