Pet Monkey Named Momo Captured After Causing Chaos and ‘Minor Injuries’ in Indianapolis

Pictured: Momo the Monkey on the loose around Indianapolis
Momo the Monkey photographed on the unfastened round Indianapolis.Photograph:

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Division/X

A pet monkey named Momo, who escaped from its proprietor and roamed the streets of Indianapolis for 2 days, has been captured, in keeping with a number of stories.

The Indianapolis Police Division first wrote on X (previously often called Twitter) on Wednesday that they had been aiding Indianapolis Animal Management Providers “with a monkey on the unfastened close to 500 Ironridge Ct,” including, “There are stories of minor accidents from the monkey, however we will’t affirm it’s from bites.”

“(Precise monkey pictured),” they ended the put up, alongside a photograph of Momo crouched over on a sidewalk.

Pictured: Momo the Monkey on the loose around Indianapolis
Momo the Monkey photographed on the unfastened round Indianapolis.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Division/X

Police mentioned two officers responded to the realm at round 6:38 p.m. native time after receiving calls a couple of monkey that had fled from a residence, CBS Information affiliate WTTV reported.

In a follow-up put up on X, the IMPD wrote, “Momo the monkey 🐒 was final seen within the 10000 block of Gate Dr. The precise time just isn’t confirmed. Please don’t strategy him.”

A neighbor informed police the monkey was consuming beer from a trash can, per WISH-TV.

Bonnie Wright, who lives within the surrounding space, informed WTTV that Momo “ran up at my storage” and “pinned me towards the door,” including, “I needed to take a stool and put it between me and the monkey to type of dodge the monkey away till I obtained into the home.”

In response to WTTV, the police division reported a 3rd encounter with Momo on Thursday. The station mentioned bystanders noticed the monkey operating down a street after the animal was scared by a canine’s bark. Momo took off into some timber as officers chased it with a web, per the outlet.

Lastly, the IMPD introduced Thursday morning on X that “Momo the monkey has been captured safely,” alongside a photograph of an officer holding a web standing beside the proprietor, who was cradling Momo. 

“That was greater than sufficient monkey enterprise for us,” the division wrote. “Thanks all to your help.”

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