SAN ANTONIO (July 6, 2012)—A customer ran out of a tropical-themed San Antonio nightclub and then was hit by a car as a club employee in a gorilla costume who heard him threaten suicide chased after him.
The incident happened in the predawn 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, the person wearing the suit told investigators the man said he wanted to kill himself before he ran out of the bar to nearby U.S. 281.
The San Antonio Express-News reported that a vehicle hit the man as he ran toward oncoming traffic.
He was taken to University Hospital.
Police say his injuries weren't life threatening.
No one else was injured and no one was charged.