Stolen Clarksville monkey returns home

6:03 PM, Oct 16, 2012   |    comments
Clarksville Police
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By Lester Black / Leaf-Chronicle 

CLARKSVILLE, TENN. - The search for a Clarksville family's pet monkey had a happy ending Tuesday.

"The monkey has returned home," Police Spokesman Jim Knoll said.

The $3,000 monkey was found by Petersburg Police nearly 110 miles away from its home, Knoll said. The monkey had allegedly been purchased in Nashville for $500, according to Knoll.

The monkey, which was stolen on September 28, was emaciated and had its hair shaved to alter its appearance, Knoll said.

Petersburg Police were alerted to the monkey by an anonymous tip and the Clarksville owners traveled to Petersburg and identify and claim the monkey Tuesday, according to Knoll.

"If it hadn't been for the media coverage we probably wouldn't have recovered the monkey," Knoll said.

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