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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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