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Monkey in a jacket perplexes Ikea customers

Posted on Tuesday, 11 December, 2012 | Comment icon 32 comments | News tip by: Still Waters

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A Toronto branch of Ikea was the site of an unusual visitor on Sunday in the form of a debonair monkey.

Shoppers visiting the store were surprised when they spotted a small monkey wearing a jacket roaming around the car park. The seven-month-old primate named Darwin had managed to escape from its owner and found its way outside. "There was a group of people around and a little thing on the ground... at first I didn't know what kind of animal it was or what it was and I was like 'oh my gosh, that's a monkey," said customer Bronwyn Page.

The authorities were soon called in to address the situation, fortunately despite its adventure the monkey was unharmed and in good health. The owner has been charged with possession of a prohibited animal and the monkey has since been signed over to Toronto Animal Services where it is now being properly looked after.

"Heard the one about the monkey dressed in a jacket at IKEA? No? A customer at the Toronto branch of the Swedish furniture chain explains all."

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Comment icon #23 Posted by wolfknight on 11 December, 2012, 20:08
I read on the news the person wants the monkey and the coat back
Comment icon #24 Posted by MidKn13ght on 11 December, 2012, 23:00
BAD MONKEY!!! You need a spank'n!
Comment icon #25 Posted by UFO_Monster on 12 December, 2012, 23:21
She has the gall to demand that? I wouldn't have the brass to say something like that.
Comment icon #26 Posted by Lava_Lady on 13 December, 2012, 2:13
I'm glad the little guy was nice and warm in the jacket and safe, but, monkey's shouldn't wear clothing. Monkey's should be stark naked in their own fur climbing trees, screeching at the top of their lungs, throwing poop at the likes of us with their monkey buddies, and doing whatever that type of monkey does in it's natural habitat. Best wishes little Ikea monkey! LMAO!!! Ya caught me off-guard!
Comment icon #27 Posted by _Only on 13 December, 2012, 4:31
I don't see the harm in keeping a loved pet with you and making it their habitat. A lot of cases of exotic pets are scary and sad stories of drug lords keeping tigers in cages and drug addicts keeping an anaconda in their basement, but to automatically assume a woman and her pet monkey is the worst case scenario is pure conjecture. The monkey could have been living the high life, happy and healthy. The only problem was I doubt it had a say in whether or not it would join the woman. Then again, neither do pet dogs, fish, birds, or even children. They're all 'enslaved' to the hom... [More]
Comment icon #28 Posted by Lava_Lady on 13 December, 2012, 7:21
Hmmm... Thanks for sharing your opinion.
Comment icon #29 Posted by MidKn13ght on 14 December, 2012, 16:38
Hehe my job is done.... i try to throw zingers to lower the tense enviorment of the internet... lol
Comment icon #30 Posted by B'Elanna on 15 January, 2013, 8:40
She was a LAWYER? Oh wow, the one who should know better regarding the law is the one who's prepared to break it - she should have her license to practice taken away as well, that's just not right. I agree with you that it's wrong to keep certain breeds of cat and dog in living spaces that are inadequate and climates that are completely unsuitable, but not sure about the fish et cetera. The owner should (in my opinion) show that they are willing and able to care for their pet (snakes, for example, need specific foods and heat lamps et cetera, and people who buy them don't alw... [More]
Comment icon #31 Posted by wolfknight on 15 January, 2013, 12:14
This is really old

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