Clarksville Police say a local man’s beloved pet monkey has been found safe and sound and has been reunited with its owner after being stolen.
A tip pointed Petersburg Police to the location of the Marmoset monkey, named Gizzy on Monday.
Acting on the tip, officers contacted the residents and found the demure sized monkey in their possession.
Police say the residents were very cooperative and told responding officers that they purchased the monkey from a Nashville man for $500.
The monkey was turned over to Petersburg Police until the owner, Douglas Jackson could positively identify his pet.
According to Jackson, the monkey’s hair was shaved in what appeared to be an attempt to alter the monkey’s appearance and he also stated Gizzy appeared to have lost quite a bit of weight.
Gizzy was reported stolen on Friday, September 28th after someone broke into Jackson’s mobile home off of Denny Drive while he was at work.
Police say thanks to an anonymous tipster, Gizzy will be sleeping in his own bed from now on.