Turns out, the owner of the animals was just released from prison about a month ago, his wife left him, he was worried that pending laws were going to force him to have to sell his animals, and he decided that his only recourse was to shoot himself and then unlock all the cages before succumbing to his self inflicted wound.
I smell a conspiracy.
The Army of the 12 Monkeys Did It
Electronic signs on the highway warned people of exotic animals on the loose, don’t stop, stay in your car. Could you imagine driving through Ohio on business and seeing this? You would have thought two jackasses hacked the signs like they did in North Carolina a few years ago.
And let’s think about this guy for a second. He’s been under scrutiny before because of his animals. There is a rumor that he was using some of the exotic animals for wild game hunting. So, he deserved to have the animals taken away from him. But this was turning out to be a bad country song. “I just got out of prison, my wife left me, and the 'gubment' is taking away my tiger. I wish I would die.” So, fine, go off yourself and leave instructions for the animals to be moved to appropriate facilities. Don’t shoot yourself and then wreak havoc by letting wild animals loose in suburbia.
And how the hell did the monkey get herpes?!?!? Better yet, how did they know it had it?