(KMOV.com) -- Authorities say a woman’s decision to bring her pet monkey to a dog outing in a Godfrey park went awry when the primate bit a boy on Sunday.
The incident happened during a “Bark in the Park” event at Glazebrook Community Park, located in the 1400 block of Stamper Lane, around 3:15 p.m.
Police said the monkey’s owner brought the java macaque and her dog to the yearly annual event.
Authorities said both animals were on a leash, but the monkey’s possessive of the dog. So when a boy tried to pet the dog, the monkey chomped.
The 6-year-old was treated at the hospital for lacerations and bite marks to his arm.
Dixon says the woman hasn’t been ticketed or charged. But he says the county’s animal-control agency is investigating.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.