A rookie cop outside Corpus Cristi was in the middle of a routine traffic stop last Wednesday.  But it became much LESS routine when he tried to hand the driver something to sign and a MONKEY lunged out from the back seat and tried to bite him.

Luckily, he wasn't hurt and he was wearing a camera on his glasses, so there's footage of it online.  (Sadly, it's in the form of a cheesy local news report.)  It turns out it was a TRAINED monkey that performs at carnivals.

It happens at :22, and the cop's partner laughs at him at :48.