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Please Don't Buy the Monkey a Drink

Well, yeah:

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 cachaça, 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.

https://youtu.be/HXWjH7JyP3U

Video not that shocking, alas, but I guess you had to be there.

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.

“We had to recapture him because he was causing problems and threatening children living near the reserve,” Laurentino said.