Man pepper-sprays woman, steals her monkey in Grand Junction, CO

By: KAKE News Email
By: KAKE News Email
Police are investigating the bizarre strong-armed robbery outside of a hotel.

Grand Junction police released this photo of a black cap Capuchin monkey stolen by a man who pepper-sprayed the woman trying to sell the pet in the parking lot of a La Quinta Inn on 10/28/2013. (courtesy ABC 7/Grand Junction Police)

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Grand Junction, CO -- Police in Grand Junction, Colorado are investigating a bizarre robbery involving pepper spray and a Capuchin monkey.

ABC7 News in Denver reports that it happened around 6 a.m. Monday outside a La Quinta Inn in Grand Junction. Police say a woman from Missouri had traveled to Grand Junction to sell the black cap Capuchin monkey to a buyer.

However, when the buyer arrived, he sprayed the woman in the face with pepper spray and took off with the monkey. The woman was not seriously hurt.

Authorities are still investigating. Police say possessing a Capuchin monkey in Colorado is illegal.

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