Some Lady Climbed into a Monkey Cage at the Zoo and Fed Them Flamin' Hot Cheetos
I don't know if this technically counts as animal cruelty, but maybe it should . . .
A woman in Texas went to a zoo in El Paso over the weekend . . . climbed into a monkey enclosure . . . and started feeding them FLAMIN' HOT CHEETOS.
They were spider monkeys, which aren't huge. But they can still do a lot of damage if they want to. And obviously Cheetos aren't part of their normal diet.
Luckily, the woman wasn't hurt, and the monkeys will probably be okay. A zookeeper said the Flamin' Hot Cheetos could cause stomach issues and bowel disruptions though.
The director of the zoo called it "stupid," and said they definitely plan to press charges. They also have to install a higher fence now to make sure no one else tries it.
Last we checked, police hadn't released the woman's name yet . . . but her boss did, because she's already been FIRED over it.
They recognized her from a video someone posted online. Her name is Lucy Rae, and she was working at a law firm as a litigation assistant.
(Here's the video.)
Originally posted on May 25th, 2021