Monkey Menaces Tennessee Community

A strange controversy has erupted in a Tennessee community after residents alerted authorities to what they say is a menacing pet monkey roaming the streets. The weird dispute reportedly began last Thursday evening in the city of Church Hill when Linda Goins phoned the police to report being attacked by a Capuchin in the loose. The shaken woman told cops that the surly simian had jumped on her and tried to bite her before leaping onto her car.

Police investigating the matter soon learned that it was not an isolated incident as another neighbor told them that they had also had a less-than-pleasant run-in with the monkey in which they attempted to fend off the animal with a stick only to have it snatch the improvised weapon away from them. According to a report filed by the sheriff's deputy tasked with responding to the call, "I spoke to other residents in the neighborhood, and they have stated this has been an ongoing issue for quite some time."

More on this story at the Coast to Coast AM website.