Thursday, October 21, 2010

Sueko the chimpanzee escapes, flips off animal control officer and karate kicks police car's windshield (updated)

Posted By on Thu, Oct 21, 2010 at 8:33 AM

A gorilla is on the loose?
  • A gorilla is on the loose?
A gorilla is on the loose?
UPDATE: Sueko the chimpanzee has a new home. The chimp won't be returned to her owner and instead will be housed at the Kansas City zoo.

Read the update after the jump and watch the dash cam video ...



Fox 4 is reporting that a 105-pound gorilla chimpanzee is on

the loose in Kansas City, and last seen at 77th and Indiana breaking out

the windows of a cop car. For real. There's a link to the story and everything.

Update I: The chimpanzee has been captured. The owner coaxed it back into its cage, Fox 4

reports. There seems to be conflicting reports on how much the chimp

weighs though. KSHB's scale says 350 pounds.

Update II: These pics of the chimp are on Chief Corwin's blog.


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Update III: Guess it wasn't a gorilla after all. Sueko, the 300-pound

chimpanzee that escaped near 77th and Indiana yesterday, had a helluva

day, reportedly

flipping off an animal control officer and karate kicking a police

car's windshield.

The 21-year-old chimpanzee has been taken to Monkey Island, a primate sanctuary in Greenwood, according to the Star. Wait. There's a place called Monkey Island in Missouri? That sounds awesome (and it's even better hearing KMBC's Kris Ketz say, "We're live from Monkey Island." Of course you are). 

Sounds like the city doesn't want Sueko to be reunited with her owner, Mark Archigo, who has been in and out of legal trouble over the chimp since 1995. Archigo was reportedly cited yesterday for keeping a dangerous animal inside the city limits.


Update IV: Sueko the chimp is making a permanent move to the Kansas City Zoo.
Sueko's owner, Mark Archigo, has been cited by the city for allegedly keeping the chimp within city limits. If losing his chimp wasn't enough, he's also facing a $500 fine and up to 180 days in jail

If you missed out on all of this monkey business, Newsy.com compiled a bunch of footage from Sueko's escape.
 

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