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Bring Him Home

A 30-year-old from Burien, Wash., didn’t want to end up in police custody — and neither did his monkey. The man was doing 112 mph on a state highway, police say, and the trooper who measured his speed wasn’t able to catch him. The unnamed driver crashed, according to police, and he grabbed his marmoset and ran off with the monkey on his shoulders. “There’s not a lot of people running around with monkeys on their back,” Capt. Bryan Howard said, and officers were able to find and arrest him. Animal Control is investigating the legality of monkey ownership. Meanwhile, the monkey would not let the cops grab him, so the officers let the animal go home with the suspect’s mother. (AC/Seattle Times) ...Note: This only works for monkeys.
Original Publication Date: 22 May 2016
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 22.

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