Friday, March 13, 2009
Woman = Monkey? You Be The Judge
Malaysian man claims he mistook woman for a monkey, and shot her.
Mar 13 2009 07:56PM EST
Police said a man in Malaysia shot a woman as she picked sapodilla fruit in his tree thinking she was a monkey. Police chief in eastern Pahang state Yahaya Othman said the woman was gathering fruit Thursday when the man shot her. Yahaya said the man came home and saw rustling in the tree and fired into it. "Then there was screaming ... and only then did he know it was a woman and not a monkey."
He said the woman was hospitalized with a wound to the abdomen but her condition was stable Friday.
He said police were investigating the man, a volunteer security corps member, for illegally discharging a firearm, which carries a maximum prison term of two years.
Interviewed in the hospital, the shot woman said the man who shot her should be shot.