Monday, May 21, 2007

Stolen Monkey Reunited With Its Autistic Owner

A stolen monkey was reunited Thursday with its Putnam County owner about two weeks after the primate was taken from a pet store.

Police reunited Destiny, the marmoset monkey, with owner Joan Newberger after someone spotted the animal and led police to the house.

Newberger, who works at the pet store, is autistic and suffers from seizures. She told Channel 4 that the monkey was more than just a pet but was trained to keep her calm and safe.

"If I'm having a seizure, he'll get me out of it," Newberger said last week.

Newberger said she is just glad to get Destiny back and will not press charges.

Story here.

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