Woman Fired From Law Firm For Feeding A Monkey

The El Paso Police Department arrested a woman who climbed into a spider monkey enclosure at the El Paso Zoo.

A 38-second video posted on Instagram trended, Lucy Rae, sitting under a waterfall and attempting to feed the monkeys Hot Cheetos. The monkeys approached Rae, and one appeared to take a Cheeto from her hand. She then tossed another piece of food at the monkeys, but they ignored it, focusing their attention on HER!

Rae was lucky she was not injured.

"These are primates we're talking about, they could do some substantial damage to you," Mason Kleist, a zookeeper at the facility said. "They may be small monkeys, but they can take you to the ground if they wanted to."

The zoo is pressing charges against Rae and after the video went viral, she was fired from her job as a paralegal.

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