Archive for Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Monkey business

Monkey escapes owner in Basehor

October 7, 2009

A little monkey business ensued Monday in Basehor.

Shortly after 3 p.m. that day, the Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a Basehor resident who spotted a monkey perched on the front porch of the Brandt Road home where she was watching her grandchildren.

According to a sheriff’s office report, the monkey returned to its owner’s place of residence on Roger Road. Contact was made with the owner, Shannon Bartko, who said she possessed a permit for the monkey, but she was unable to produce this permit.

The sheriff’s office is allowing Bartko time to find her permit or obtain a new one. The monkey was reclaimed by Bartko and returned to its cage.

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