Man Chased by Person in Gorilla Costume Hit by Car

A witness told police several vehicles dodged the man as he ran across the highway

Friday, Jul 6, 2012  |  Updated 6:28 PM CDT
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Man Chased by Person in Gorilla Costume Hit by Car

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This is no the actual person in the actual gorilla costume involved in the incident in San Antonio.

Police say a man fled a tropical-themed San Antonio nightclub and was hit by a car as a person in a gorilla costume who'd heard him threaten suicide chased after him.

The incident happened in the pre-dawn hours Friday outside Coco Bongo, a bar near San Antonio International Airport that features a server in a gorilla costume.

According to a police report, a person dressed in the costume told investigators the man said he wanted to kill himself before running out of the bar and to nearby U.S. 281.

The San Antonio Express-News reports that a vehicle hit the man as he ran toward oncoming traffic. He was taken to University Hospital, but police say his injuries weren't life-threatening.

No one else was injured. No charges were filed.

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