Yep, you read that correctly. And, after watching the clip, some people think there is a more sinister reason for the attack. Keep scrolling to watch for yourself...
Monkeys are often used for entertainment.
via: Getty ImagesWhether it's street entertainment or a circus, these primates are often used, abused, and made a spectacle of just for a few laughs.
So, it's no surprise...
via: Getty ImagesThat primates sometimes turn aggressive.
This week, shocking footage has emerged of a monkey trying to kidnap a child.The terrifying clip, originally uploaded to Twitter, has since gone viral. Keep scrolling to watch...
In the clip, the monkey can be seen driving down an alleyway on a mini motorcycle...
via: TwitterThe animal then approaches a woman and 3 children who were sitting nearby.
Things quickly take a harrowing turn...
via: TwitterThe monkey abandons its bike and grabs the little girl's dress.
Witnesses can then be heard screaming as they see the monkey drag her down the street.
via: TwitterTerrified onlookers helplessly watched as the animal dragged the little girl across the floor.
Thankfully, a man manages to rescue the young girl..
via: TwitterAnd managed to scare the monkey off, while the toddler ran back to her mom crying.
It looks to have been an utterly terrifying ordeal.
via: TwitterAs a result, the girl is reported to have suffered abrasions to her forehead.
The footage is believed to have been filmed in Tanjungsari Village, Indonesia.
via: TwitterAnd has since racked up over twenty-four million views. Keep scrolling to watch for yourself.
Although, after the attack...
via: TwitterMany locals slammed the handler for beating the monkey after the incident, saying it’s wrong for the animals to be used for entertainment in the first place.
After watching the clip, people are totally baffled.
@peteerh 😮 so much happening. 1) where that monkey get the minicycle? 2) why is that monkey so strong? 3) why didn’… https://t.co/SL0V68YswM— Kjones (@Kjones)1588565711.0
Some saw the funny side...
@FVSTW2 @peteerh He was on a mission fr he knew what he came for— KaiMariNa (@KaiMariNa)1588571095.0
Others raised this point.
@peteerh The mom said “oh well the baby gone...”— JAN20🖤 (@JAN20🖤)1588557621.0
However, while it may seem funny at first, some people think there is a more sinister reason for the attack.
@peteerh My brain trying to process that video... https://t.co/9lc1g6Pm5A— Paul Early (@Paul Early)1588591054.0
Here's what they had to say:
via: Twitter"OK so what really happens is those monkeys get put on a toy bike (that doesn't have an engine) and a collar with a rope on it. "The owner then yanks the cord so the monkey flies from one end of the street to the other while steering."
via: Twitter"Pretty cruel and that's probably why the monkey is so strung out. You can see the owner trying to pull back on the cord and he pulls the monkey while it hangs on to the kid, and in the start yanking the cord to propel the bike."
And after re-watching the clip...
@peteerh Oh my god that is bloody scary. They have trained that monkey to kidnap small children & then they pull th… https://t.co/Pjx4SetrEP— CharliChops (@CharliChops)1588595931.0
Another person settled on this explanation.
@peteerh It’s common in Indonesia to train (by form of torture) monkeys for entertainment which included riding bic… https://t.co/LSP652rV8O— amanda (@amanda)1588597012.0
A definitive conclusion hasn't been reached about the video yet...
@God7times @peteerh @TGODsave @MyPapiii That shit scary— LLS 🕊 (@LLS 🕊)1588622213.0
Watch the full clip below:
Ini pasti monyetnya tukang ribut di sekolah https://t.co/niitXnmvwZ— Hanif Putra Pratama (@Hanif Putra Pratama)1588498467.0