Furious George: Brazilian Monkey Gets Drunk, Chases Bar Patrons With Knife (Video)
After sampling some alcohol from patrons’ glasses, a monkey picked up a knife and chased customers around a bar in Paraiba, Brazil, it has emerged.
The capuchin monkey drank remnants of cachaca, a distilled spirit popular in Brazil, from glasses around the bar. The animal then chased the men in the pub with a foot-long knife but left the women “to drink in relative peace”, according to the Mirror.
“It was a bar staff oversight that ended with the monkey drinking some rum and taking the knife,” fire department Lt Col Saul Laurentino told aRede. A video posted to YouTube on Wednesday allegedly shows the monkey stabbing sporadically at the roof of the establishment as people look on.
The monkey was then captured by the local fire department before being released into a nearby environmental reserve, according to the Huffington Post. But when the animal stirred up more trouble, scaring children and residents of the area, he was captured once more.
The critter has now been sent to the Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA) in Sousa, where the staff will decide between yet another release or life in prison, er, captivity.