• Monkey in diaper found clinging to Florida man in stolen car, police say

    By: Lauren Padgett, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    HOLIDAY, Fla. -

    A Florida man had to be separated from his Capuchin monkey after he was arrested for reportedly driving a stolen vehicle into a ditch in Holiday.

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    The monkey, named Monk, is seen clinging to the shirt of Cody Blake Hesson, who was arrested for auto theft. Sheriffs officials say Monk was wearing a diaper.


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    Hesson did not have a permit for the animal and could face additional charges, officials said. 

    The sheriff’s office posted Hesson’s arrest video on YouTube.

    In the video, Hesson and Monk share a goodbye hug before the animal was confiscated. 

    Cody Blake Hession says goodbye to Monk, a Capuchin monkey he did not have a permit for.
    Pasco Sheriff's Office

    Wildlife officials took possession of the monkey and took it to the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary for evaluation.

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