Chris Brown Could Face Charge Over Pet Monkey
The L. A. City Attorney isn't monkeying around.
R&B singer Chris Brown is facing a possible charge after he bought a monkey as a pet and hold exotic animals on social media.
According to TMZ, Brown never got the paperwork to keep the baby capuchin monkey, so that the singer could face a charge for having a restricted species without a permit.
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The position could serve as a misdemeanor and carries a maximum of six months in jail.
Brown's lawyer, Mark Geragos, is less than impressed with the decision to investigate the matter.
"As I get out of my office in Downtown L. A. and walk past the people sleeping on the street on my way to defend people accused by the Prosecutor of the City with the sale of medical marijuana ... now to spend the taxpayer money on the research of monkey business, with this we come full circle in its absurdity," Geragos said while speaking with TMZ.
Brown surrendered the monkey to authorities after a search warrant was issued.