Runaway pet monkey captured in Ohio

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(WTAJ/WKBN) — A pet monkey is safe at home after escaping Sunday night in an Ohio community.

Jessica Richardson, a Marathon employee, didn’t believe it when a truck driver told her a monkey was loose in their parking lot when she showed up to work.

But it was true, and her coworkers called 911.

Richardson says she tried to entice the monkey, whose name is Teeko, with a banana.

The chase was caught on surveillance cameras.

In it, you can see Teeko running past the fuel pumps, and his owner following shortly after.

The two are now reunited.

“I’m sure he was very nervous and uneasy. He’s never been out he’s stayed in the cage past dark, but he’s never been out all night long,” said Anthony Thomas Teeko’s owner.

Teeko is back home safe and sound.

However, what happened here in the parking lot is still the talk of the town.

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