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HOLIDAY, Fla. (KDKA) — When sheriff’s deputies took a man into custody for stealing and crashing a car, the suspect had a furry friend with him.

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The Pasco Sheriff’s Office says Cody Blake Hession was arrested in Holiday, Fla., after he allegedly stole a car and crashed it into a ditch.

When deputies took him into custody, they found he had a Capuchin monkey in the car with him.

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In body cam video, the monkey can be seen clinging to Hession, who has his hands behind his back in handcuffs.

They allowed Hession to give the monkey a hug and say goodbye before the monkey was handed over to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials and transported to the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary.

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The Sheriff’s Office says Hession did not have a permit for the animal.