Monkey found hanging onto man who reportedly crashed stolen vehicle into ditch in Holiday

Posted at 1:13 PM, Jun 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-08 15:36:19-04

HOLIDAY, Fla. -- The Pasco County Sheriff's Office arrested Cody Blake Hession for auto theft after he reportedly drove a stolen vehicle into a ditch in Holiday. 

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When deputies took him into custody, they were surprised to find a Capuchin monkey, named "Monk," hanging onto his shirt, wearing a diaper. 

The FWC responded to the scene and took possession of the monkey and transported it to the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary. 

Hession did not have a permit for the animal and as a result, he could face more charges.