We're not sure what was distracting this car thief so much that he crashed . . . but we've definitely got a guess.
A 23-year-old guy named Cody Hession stole a car out of someone's driveway in St. Petersburg, Florida early Friday morning. And he drove it about 35 miles to Holiday, Florida before he crashed in a ditch.
He ran, but the cops quickly tracked him down. And . . . they found he had a small MONKEY in a diaper clinging to his chest.
He said he'd bought the monkey from a breeder in South Carolina, but he didn't have an exotic animal permit.
So Cody was arrested for auto theft and he may also be looking at charges for possession of an unlicensed monkey.
As the cops were cuffing Cody and getting ready to take him to jail, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission came to take possession of the monkey. And they let him and Cody have one last goodbye kiss on the lips.
(The Smoking Gun)