A Baltimore man who stole a pet monkey worth $7,000 has been sentenced to five years in prison.
Twenty-five-year-old Kenneth King was sentenced Thursday in Annapolis for his guilty plea on a burglary charge in the case.
The capuchin monkey named Janey was taken during a February break-in at the Glen Burnie home of Brian and Michelle Howard. The judge Thursday told King he took a member of the family.
Prosecutors say King and his girlfriend Wendy Ward became interested in Janey when they went to the Howards' home to buy a bird.
Ward received a one-year suspended sentence. And King and Ward were ordered to pay $2,500 for damage caused by the break-in.