EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – A woman accused of climbing into the spider monkey enclosure at El Paso Zoo last weekend was arrested on Thursday for trespassing.
A tweet from the El Paso Police Department contained few details but said more information was coming.
Woman arrested for breaking into the monkey enclosure at EP Zoo. More information will follow
– EL PASO POLICE DEPT (@EPPOLICE) May 27, 2021
Zoo officials said earlier this week that they intend to bring charges against the woman for violating security. They also say they are looking for ways to prevent similar situations from occurring again.
The video provided by the Instagram page FitFam shows a 38-second clip in which the woman climbed into the exhibition and fed the animals.
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The Lovett law firm identified the woman as an employee, according to a statement, adding that she had been fired. Another El Paso law firm, Mark T. Davis, attorney, said they hired the woman.
This is a developing story. Check for updates again.
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