Monkey gets loose in Walmart parking lot


LANCASTER, Ohio (WCMH) – A video of a monkey attacking a Walmart employee over the weekend is quickly going viral. It happened Sunday night at the Walmart on North Memorial Drive in Lancaster, Ohio.

In the video taken by Richelle Stewart, a Walmart employee is seen trying to grab the monkey that had apparently escaped from a camper. A woman runs toward the employee and Monkey, saying “Let him go, let him go, let him go! If he bites you, they will put him down.”

The woman then walks across the parking lot toward a camper parked nearby.

According to emergency call records, someone dialed 911 and said that the monkey bit the employee. The records say that victim did not require medical attention.

A spokesperson for Walmart said the employee was not bitten. The retailer says the monkey escaped from the camper, and the employee grabbed the monkey’s leash and returned the monkey to the owner. Walmart said the owner was “grateful.”

The Department of Agriculture is now trying to track down the woman. It is concerned that if the woman is a resident of Ohio, the monkey may not registered.

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