Missouri Woman Gets Pepper-Sprayed and Has Monkey Stolen in Colorado
But the "buyer" had different ideas.
The woman, who Grand Junction police have not yet named, met a man online who was interested in buying her black cap Capuchin monkey, the value of which is about $6,000, according to the primate store.
But when she met the man, he pepper-sprayed her in the face, grabbed the carrier containing the monkey, and ran away.
The woman did not suffer serious injuries.
The suspect is described as "a middle-eastern male, 35 to 40 years old, 5'5″ tall, thin build, with a short beard. He was wearing glasses, a blue shirt, and possibly a vest," according to the Grand Junction Police.
Black cap Capuchin monkeys are illegal to possess in Colorado.
The investigation is ongoing.