Swashbuckling monkey thieves!

Ok, so the men were in capes, and they wanted money, but settled for a small monkey instead. Maybe they figured a monkey was good for the pirate ship, aye matey?

Baby monkey stolen from Miami primate expert's home
MIAMI — Three masked men in capes stole a baby owl monkey Thursday from the home of a primate expert, police said.

Evans awoke around 4:30 a.m. Thursday and bumped into someone pointing a gun at her in the hallway, police said.

Three men wearing white ski masks and black capes followed her into her bedroom, demanding money.

The men then forced her husband, Robert Cooper, to free Tulip from a cage in the living room.
"They made me let her go. She ran onto my arm and back. Then they grabbed her with a towel," Cooper said.

The one-pound monkey is about the size of a grapefruit, Evans said. She said Tulip tends to be aggressive with people she doesn't know and would probably try to bite her captors.
June 24, 2005 - 5:46 a.m. CDTCopyright 2005, The Associated Press.


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