Pet Monkey Escapes Home, Terrorizes Florida Neighborhood

The monkey broke out of its cage and dodged authorities for hours.
3:00 | 09/10/12

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Now, to florida when one neighbor got a surprise when a pet monkey ran away from his home and dodged authorities for hours. Attacking at least one person before he was caught. John schiffren joins us from stanford with the details. Reporter: Good morning, the owner said his monkey became so strong, he actually had to install a second layer of chain-link fences behind the cage. Behind this home. Yesterday, this sunday, the monkey was able to escape again. Police chased behind him and for more than four hours, terrorizing this florida neighborhoods. The first reports came into police around 2:00 p.M. Sunday afternoon-this sanford, florida, neighborhood in chaos. A 4-year-old pig tail macat was on the loose. He nicked my arm. Reporter: Neighbors say the monkey jumped on cars, perched on rooftops and satellite dishes. It lunged at my leg. I kicked it. It did back off. Reporter: The monkey named zee is a pet. His owner said the annual got free of its backyard cage. He ripped this chain back this way. Pushed that chain up. And ripped the stanchions off the railing. Reporter: As the animal descended, police chased. It comes on the heels of a similar incident in las vegas. Another chimpanzee escape. Reporter: When two pet chimps escaped from enclosures. They are wandering down the street. They are dangerous. Bring shotguns. They are wild animals. Reporter: That chase ended badly with authorities killing one of the chimps. Fortunately for zeke and the rest of florida, he's now safely back in captivity. Last month, his owner was cited by the state wildlife commission, now he says he'll have to take zeke to an animal rescue.

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