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Escaped ape attacks Kansas City police car

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 | 4:30 p.m. CDT

KANSAS CITY — A 300-pound chimpanzee that escaped from a Kansas City home is in custody after roaming a neighborhood and smashing a window on a police car.

Police spokesman Capt. Rich Lockhart said the department got a call around noon Tuesday that some kind of primate was on the loose in a neighborhood a few miles from the Kansas City Zoo.

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Lockhart said the ape, named Sueko, broke out the passenger-side window of a patrol car, but there was no other damage.

An animal control officer shot the primate with a tranquilizer dart that failed to subdue it. Lockhart said the officer fired a second dart but missed.

The chimp's owner eventually coaxed it back into a cage in the back of his vehicle.

The owner was cited for having a dangerous animal within city limits.


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Ray Shapiro October 19, 2010 | 7:58 p.m.

("A 300-pound chimpanzee that escaped from a Kansas City home...")
I never heard of a chimp getting that huge. It must have been taking steroids.
Why would anyone want to have such a large house guest anyway?
Gorilla my dreams I love you...

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