Intruder in gorilla suit terrifies Idaho college students

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REXBURG, Idaho — Police are trying to find a man who dressed up as a gorilla and burst into a Brigham Young University-Idaho student apartment Friday night.

Officers were called to Avonlea Apartments on 3rd South after the female occupants reported the incident.

“They were sitting at home when the gorilla ran through the front door and into the other room,” Rexburg Police Capt. Randy Lewis told “He knocked over a few things before leaving the apartment.”

Lewis said the students called the police because they were scared and investigators learned a similar incident happened at a men’s student apartment last week.

“We don’t care if it’s a prank or not. We’re taking this serious and the perpetrator could be charged with unlawful entry,” Lewis said. “You have a big ape tear into your front room out of the blue – you’d be scared too.”

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