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Monkey on the loose in Nogales, Arizona

Erika Fleury September 28, 2016

The Nogales, AZ Police Department is asking the public to be on the lookout for a runaway female capuchin monkey named Benji. 

Benji the capuchin. Image courtesy Sgt. Robert Fierros, Twitter.

According to a tweet from Sgt. Robert Fierros, Nogales PD, the 49-year-old Benji ran away from her home in the Iron Gates area of Nogales on Tuesday, Sept. 27. Benji is hard of hearing and should not be touched if found, according to Sgt. Fierros. She may bite. 

Anyone who spots the monkey should call the Nogales Police Department at 520-287-9111.

Her owner hopes that she is found OK.

- Tucson News Now

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