198. Monkeys Cause Man’s Death
A florist in Delhi, India fell to his
after he was attacked by a gang of
. He was on his balcony watering his plants.
monkeys, which usually were friendly beggars, sat on
balcony railing and watched. They were hoping that
would offer them some food. When he finished
the plants, he sat down in a chair
enjoy the sunset.
The monkeys waited a minute.
they realized that he was not going to
them anything, they leaped on him. They scratched
face and pulled at his hair and his
. Bleeding and screaming, he panicked. Instead of going
into his apartment through the sliding glass door,
leapt off his balcony. He lived on the
floor, so it was only ten feet to
pavement below. However, he struck the pavement head
, immediately breaking his neck.
The monkeys jumped to
pavement. They dug through his shirt and pants
looking for food. One monkey took off with
keys. As humans destroy the forests in India,
like these are getting hungrier and more aggressive.
monkeys are getting out of control,” said a
. He said he had already barricaded his balcony
barbed wire. “It’s ugly, I must admit. A
shouldn’t look like the outside of a prison.
neighbors want me to take it down. They
the barbed wire might injure the monkeys and
’s unsightly. But I’ll bet that some of my
will be going to the hardware store tomorrow.”