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Escaped ape attacks Kansas City police car

Update: Wednesday, Oct. 20 at 12:25 p.m.

The Kansas City, Mo. police officer who responded to the escaped ape, got a unique view of the chimp when she jump on his car.

The ape broke out the passenger-side window of a patrol car, but there was no other damage.

See pictures from the dashcam here

Original Story:

A 300-pound ape that escaped from a Kansas City home is in custody after roaming a neighborhood and smashing a window on a police car.

Police spokesman Capt. Rich Lockhart said the department got a call around noon Tuesday that some kind of primate was on the loose in a neighborhood a few miles from the Kansas City Zoo.

Lockhart said the ape broke out the passenger-side window of a patrol car, but there was no other damage.

An animal control officer shot the primate with a tranquilizer dart that failed to subdue it. Lockhart said the officer fired a second dart, but missed.

The incident ended when the animal's owner coaxed it back into a cage in the back of his vehicle.

Read more:

KMBC.com: Police catch pet chimp running loose

Chief Corwin's Blog: Ape Escape

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