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Florida auto theft suspect arrested with pet monkey

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HOLIDAY, Fla. -

A man accused of crashing a stolen car into a ditch in Florida was arrested with his pet monkey, named Monk, clinging to his shirt.

The Pasco County Sheriff's Office posted body camera video from the arrest last week on their Facebook page. In it, Monk gives the man a hug before he's taken away in a police car. 

Deputies say Cody Blake Hession crashed a stolen vehicle into a ditch in Holiday, Florida. He's facing an auto theft charge.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission took the monkey to a sanctuary.

Hession didn't have a permit for the animal, which could result in more charges.

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