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Ear-biting monkey caught after disrupting dinner

Sitting down to dinner Tuesday night became a case of monkey business for one South Florida family.

Neighbors tell CBS4′s Gwen Belton a man and his friend had just sat down to eat dinner on the 13000 block of Southwest 52nd Street when their neighbor’s pet monkey wandered in through a sliding glass door.

The monkey reportedly climbed on one of the men and bit his ear before fleeing the home and taking refuge on the roof.

The Miami-Dade Venom Unit and animal control were able to coax the monkey off of the roof with bananas.

“He was scared, scared of the crowd, the lights, scared of everything,” said Lt. Lisa Wood. “Once we got him back there where it was quite, he sat very calm, let us move things around and then I put the carrier down and he went right in like oh thank you very much.”

It is unclear if the monkey’s owner will face any charges.

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