Angie told her no. Bagnall was concerned. She told Angie to stay on the phone with her, but to go check and see if Ebi was still there - and he wasn't. He had managed to escape and was officially on the run. During the period of time when he was missing, a local woman came across Ebi and managed to get him into her car - however, after an incident involving French fries she tried to take from the monkey, he bit her and escaped once again.
"He was on a golf course, and ... [officers] were chasing him with golf carts, trying to net him on somebody's shoulder, and he just kept running away until he ended up in the swamps," Bagnall said. "Then no one saw him for awhile."