About POP!

POP! is INQUIRER.net’s premier pop culture channel, delivering the latest news in the realm of pop culture, internet culture, social issues, and everything fun, weird, and wired. It is also home to POP! Sessions and POP! Hangout,
OG online entertainment programs in the
Philippines (streaming since 2015).

As the go-to destination for all things ‘in the now’, POP! features and curates the best relevant content for its young audience. It is also a strong advocate of fairness and truth in storytelling.

POP! is operated by INQUIRER.net’s award-winning native advertising team, BrandRoom.

Contact Us

Email us at [email protected]


MRP Building, Mola Corner Pasong Tirad Streets, Brgy La Paz, Makati City

Girl in a jacket

A monkey on a bike tries to abduct toddler in this disturbing video

Monkeys have been known for snatching items from humans—be it a water bottle or your pricey camera. But desperate times call for desperate measures so aside from stealing a tourist’s lunch and valuables, they have also learned how to embrace the #thuglife. This time, they are not just after your food but your child as well.

Reported by the New York Post, a monkey riding a tiny motor scooter was caught on video abducting a toddler in the East Java capital of Surabaya, Indonesia, last May 2, 2020 (Saturday). In the now-viral video, the monkey pulled the toddler out of the bench and then, forcefully dragged her down the street.

According to the Indonesia Expat, the monkey in question is part of a topeng monyet—a traditional street performance in which monkeys are trained to act out different activities such as wearing masks, riding bicycles, and even grocery shopping. In recent years, this form of entertainment has always caused huge concern to animal advocates in Jakarta due to its cruelty and other ethical reasons.

via Indonesian Expat

After a few seconds of what seems to be a life and death situation, the young girl remained unscathed and was still able to run back to her friends.


As onlookers slammed the monkey’s handler for hitting it, should we also call out those people who obviously flouted social distancing guidelines?


Read more from InqPOP!: 

Here’s how you can live-stream the ‘paranormal activities’ in the original ‘Conjuring’ house

Woman undergoes 20 injectable fillers to achieve ‘world’s biggest lips’

Remembering Rob Gibbs: the animator behind ‘Toy Story 2’ and ‘Monsters Inc.

About Author

Related Stories

Popping on POP!