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Monkey accused of stealing Glasses

Postby sox 06 » Tue Jul 17, 2007 11:10 am

LUCKNOW, India (AP) - Police combed the alleys of the Hindu holy city Varanasi in northern India on Tuesday to search for a monkey accused of stealing reading glasses from a South Korean tourist.

Kim Dang Hoon filed a formal complaint against the primate he claims broke into his hotel room and pinched his spectacles, said investigating officer Insp. Govind Singh. "It is difficult to trace the monkey but I am trying my best to locate the rogue," Singh said from the Varanasi, some 300 kilometres southeast of Lucknow.

Thousands of wild monkeys roam Varanasi, dotting the trees on the banks of the Ganges River and scampering through the city's many temples, where they are venerated as manifestations of the Hindu monkey god Hanuman.

In his written complaint, Kim said he opened his hotel room window for fresh air when the monkey made his move.

"He headed straight to the table where my glasses were kept and took it away," Kim said in the statement.

Part of the frame later was recovered by hotel staff and Kim said he filed the report so he can make a damages claim on his travel insurance.

Singh said he would be at a loss if his officers caught the culprit because there are no laws under which a wild monkey can be charged.

Problems with monkeys harassing tourists in the city were common, Singh said.

"But we can't do anything. We cannot shoot them or beat them as Hindus worship monkeys," he said.
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Postby StlSluggers » Tue Jul 17, 2007 12:55 pm

"We cannot shoot them or beat them as Hindus worship monkeys," he said.
Ohh... Soooooo many jokes... :-b
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Postby sportsfan1433 » Tue Jul 17, 2007 3:52 pm

haha
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Re: Monkey accused of stealing Glasses

Postby HiddenIdentity » Wed Jul 18, 2007 8:00 pm

In some places they train monkeys to do this. They'll come up to you, take an item from you, and youll have to pay the owner to get it back.
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Re: Monkey accused of stealing Glasses

Postby sox 06 » Thu Jul 19, 2007 3:52 pm

I don't know what I would do if a monkey ran up to me, stole something off of me, and then ran away :-?
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