Surprisingly, after a violent gunfight in Mexico between a criminal gang and police, investigators discovered a pet monkey wearing a small bulletproof vest, camouflage jacket, and diaper next to its dead owner.
The monkey was discovered on top of the b#llet-riddled corpse of a guy in his twenties, along with 10 other individuals believed to be members of the La Familia Michoacana cartel.
On June 14, the cartel gang engaged highly armed police from the Attorney General’s Office and National Guard forces in a gunfight in the town of Texcaltitlan, central Mexico, about 100 kilometers southwest of the capital, Mexico City.
The mascot primate was discovered with its arms extended, as though its owner had been holding it by the shoulders when they were murdered.
Inexplicably, the dead gunman owner had a plastic bucket on his head. He was thought to be part of the regional leader of La Familia Michoacana’s security team – known was ‘El Gorilla’ – who escaped the confrontation.
Eleven died at the scene – 12 if the monkey is included while ten more were detained, with five of those detained being men and three women and one minor.
Twenty assault rifles, pistols, and ammo, according to the police, were among the many weapons seized.
The notorious Pablo Escobar encouraged Mexican criminals’ infatuation with exotic and deadly animals when they were a sign of prestige and power among drug lords.