A man who allegedly drove a stolen car into a ditch has left police baffled after they found his nappy-wearing pet monkey clinging to his stomach.
Pasco County Sheriff’s Office arrested Cody Blake Hession on Friday after he allegedly crashed a stolen vehicle in Holiday, Florida.
When officers pulled Hession out of the vehicle, they found he was accompanied by his pet Capachun monkey, named Monk, who was attached to a leash and wearing a nappy.
Wildlife officials confiscated Monk before he was taken to the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary for evaluation.
Officers discovered that Hession didn’t have a permit for the animal, which police say could lead to further charges.
In a clip posted to YouTube of his arrest, Hession can be seen embracing Monk in an emotional goodbye as they parted ways.
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At one point Hession can be heard telling officers he had owned the pet since it was three-days-old and while living in South Carolina he didn’t need a permit.
Pasco County Sheriff office joked on Facebook that the incident was “all in a day’s work”.