Missouri Woman's Pet Monkey Stolen in Colorado

6 years 1 month 1 week ago Monday, October 28 2013 Oct 28, 2013 Monday, October 28, 2013 7:18:00 PM CDT October 28, 2013 in News
By: The Associated Press

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - Police in western Colorado say a man stole a Missouri woman's pet monkey that she was trying to sell.

Grand Junction police say the man pepper-sprayed the woman and fled with the carrier holding the monkey on Monday. The Daily Sentinel reports that the woman traveled to Grand Junction to meet with the potential buyer in the parking lot of a local hotel.

The monkey, a black cap Capuchin, is illegal to have in Colorado. Police and wildlife officials say they don't anticipate charges against the woman.

Police are looking for a man they say is described as Middle Eastern, 5 feet 5 inches tall and between 35 to 40 years old. They say he was wearing glasses and has a thin build and a short beard.

 

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