Security guards at a Michigan courthouse went bananas after an X-ray machine turned up proof that a visitor was trying to sneak a small monkey into the facility.
Linda Stevenson, who’d come to the Bay County Courthouse to deal with a small claims case, placed her purse on the conveyor belt for scanning, allowing a guard to see the tiny squirrel monkey moving around inside. Security Deputy Pat McIver described the encounter by saying, “I was like, ‘What was that?’ She goes, ‘Oh, that’s my monkey.’ I said, ‘I need to see your monkey. She unzipped her purse, the monkey stuck its head out and looked around, and then she zipped it back up.”
Stevenson, who insisted the critter is an “emotional service animal,” said she tried to get a monkey-sitter for the afternoon, but was unable to. She ended up taking the little fella out to her car for the duration of her visit, without incident