Courthouse X-ray scanner finds live monkey in purse

Bet you didn’t see this one coming!

The security at the Bay County Court Facility in Michigan to see visitors attempt to bring prohibited items past them.

Recently, though, they experienced something new- and a little more exotic than usual!

Yes, a patron- Linda Stevenson- had a squirrel monkey stowed in her purse, detected by the facility x-ray machine.

squirrel_monkey_species“I pushed the button for it to go through when it started making noises,” said Bay County Sheriff’s Court Security Deputy Pat McIver. “I was like, ‘What was that?’ She goes, ‘Oh, that’s my monkey.'”

The X-ray captured an image of the tiny animal’s skeleton within Stevenson’s purse.

“I said, ‘I need to see your monkey,'” McIver said. “She unzipped her purse, the monkey stuck its head out and looked around, and then she zipped it back up.”

McIver told Stevenson she could not bring the monkey into the building. She returned him to her car, then quickly conducted her small claims-related business inside the courthouse.

Just when you think you’ve seen it all!

Read the full story here.


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