Cops on the look-out for monkey who went ape and attacked worker

The monkey went nuts
The monkey went nuts

Police in North Carolina are looking for a monkey that attacked a maintenance worker in a hospital car park.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said animal control officers were called to Carolinas Medical Center -University about the report of a monkey on the loose.

A statement from the hospital said the monkey was contained in a bin by the maintenance worker until the officers could arrive.

The monkey apparently attacked the worker, and escaped into a nearby wooded area.

Authorities said the monkey's owner came to the hospital to help search for the animal.

Police said the owner was cited last March for refusing to turn the monkey over to officers after being issued a city ordinance violation for having an exotic animal inside city limits.