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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: May 07, 2012
Location: Asheville, North Carolina

Animal: Marmoset
Animal Disposition: recaptured

Facility Type: Exotic Pet
Facility Name: unknown

Category: Escape of animal, Attack resulting in human injury, Animal Death, Animal Death by human
Species: Primate

Summary: City animal control officers were called to a home after a monkey escaped and bit three neighbors while on the loose. When officers came to retrieve the monkey, they found marijuana, hash, mushrooms and ecstacy in the home and arrested Charles Bradley Winecoff. Winecoff was jailed briefly and released on bond. The monkey, a marmoset, will be euthanized to test for rabies.

Source: Citizen-Times.com, WLOS.com

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