Only in Florida: Auto theft suspect arrested with real diaper-wearing monkey hanging on shirt

HOLIDAY, Fla. - We're not monkeying around with this story.

Authorities in Florida were reportedly surprised to find a diaper-wearing Capuchin monkey hanging from the shirt of a man suspected of stealing a vehicle.

Cody Blake Hession was arrested on suspicion of auto theft after he allegedly crashed a stolen vehicle into a ditch in Holiday, Florida, according to PCSO. Holiday is located along Florida's west coast northwest of Tampa, Florida.

When deputies took Hession into custody, they found the monkey, named "Monk," hanging onto his shirt.

You can watch an officer's body-cam video of the monkey in the player above.

Because the man did not have a permit for the animal, it was placed into the care of Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and transported to Suncoast Primate Sanctuary.

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