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

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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.

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.
Photo: 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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