train a monkey to be in S.W.A.T. 😯
MESA, Ariz. – The Mesa Police Department is looking to add some primal instinct to its SWAT team. And to do that, it’s looking to a monkey.
Everybody laughs about it until they really start thinking about it Sean Truelove
said Mesa Officer Sean Truelove, who builds and operates tactical robots for the suburban Phoenix SWAT team.
It would change the way we do business. Sean Truelove
Truelove is spearheading the department’s request to purchase and train a capuchin monkey, considered the second smartest primate to the chimpanzee. The department is seeking about $100,000 in federal grant money to put the idea to use in Mesa SWAT operations. advertisement
The monkey, which costs $15,000, is what Truelove envisions as the ultimate SWAT reconnaissance tool.
I knew I was better off living in Tempe than Mesa 😀