Scooter-riding monkey drags toddler facedown

Published May 6, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Rizal Obanil

A video of a topeng monyet monkey dragging a female toddler in East Java, Indonesia went viral Wednesday.

Topeng monyet monkey (WIKIMEDIA COMMONS / MANILA BULLETIN)
Topeng monyet monkey (WIKIMEDIA COMMONS / MANILA BULLETIN)

For several seconds, netizens held their breath as a monkey, which Indonesia Expat reported was a topeng monyet, or a masked monkey, grabbed the toddler and dragged her facedown for several feet.

Topeng monyets are trained street performing monkeys.

The monkey only stopped pulling the poor girl after a man shouted at it and shooed it away.

At the start of the video, which lasted for 27 seconds, the monkey was seen riding a small toy scooter heading toward a group of children seated on a wooden bench on the side of the street.

As it got near the children, the monkey jumped off the scooter and immediately went after the toddler.

Luckily, after the monkey finally let go of her, the toddler just got up, apparently unscathed, and ran back to where she was initially seated.

 
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