Monkey on a Motorcycle Grabs and Drags Little Girl Down Street in Indonesia
A distressing video showing a monkey on a bike grabbing and dragging a toddler down a road in Indonesia went viral earlier this week.
The incident was recorded in Tanjungsari Village, Indonesia, according to Daily Mail.
In the video, which was posted online by American basketball player Rex Chapman, a monkey on a bike is seen speeding down a narrow street before stopping in front of a bench where a woman and her three daughters were sitting.
Can’t remember the last time I saw a monkey ride-up on a motorcycle and try to steal a toddler. It’s been ages…pic.twitter.com/PBRntxBnxw
The monkey then grabbed one of the girls and dragged her a few feet away from where her mother was sitting.
Witnesses shouted at the monkey and a man can be seen walking towards the animal to scare it off. The crying child was able to get up and run back to her mother.
One Twitter user pointed out that the monkey was part of a kidnapping scheme. The monkey, which is allegedly trained to grab children, is tied to a rope and after a successful grab, the person on the other end pulls the animal and child together.
As one person noted- it’s “an attempt by a human to steal a child for trafficking. The monkey is trained to grab the kid and you can see the line attached to the monkey to pull them both back quickly.”
A few people can be seen on the street at the start of the video playing instruments which explains the background music.
People in the Twitter thread were confused about what they witnessed.
I mean, the kid doesn’t seem phased AT ALL. Like a monkey riding a bike isn’t enough to blow your mind, then certainly the monkey trying to drag you off would be…and don’t get me started on the nonchalant adult who just strolls up to intervene. What the ever-loving F?
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