A West Tennessee man is trying to get his monkey back and is willing to pay $1,000 for help in finding him.
A middle-aged monkey named "Ernie" left to a tree at a campsite in the Cherokee National Forest.
Markus Chady says he thinks someone stole Ernie and dumped him in south Knoxville, about 40 miles away.
Around 3 a.m. Thursday, a police officer reported seeing the monkey around the Mouse's Ear strip club on Alcoa Highway near John Sevier Highway.
That's where Chady and his friends are concentrating their search and posting fliers.