BURIEN, Wash., May 5 (UPI) -- Police in Washington state said a need for speed wasn't the only monkey on a fleeing suspect's back -- he also literally had a monkey on his back.
The Burien Police Department said the suspect was clocked driving 112 mph by a Washington State Trooper on SR 509 and the motorist lost control of the vehicle when he took an exit.
The driver crashed his vehicle into a large rock in a resident's yard and allegedly started to flee the scene on foot before returning to the car for his pet monkey.
Police said the man and his "partner-in-crime" were found near the scene and both were taken into custody.
Police shared a photo of the man in the back of a police cruiser with the monkey clinging to his back.
"Once we determined the monkey was not the driver, we released him to a family member since he was only engaged in monkey business," Burien police said.
The man was charged with leaving the scene of an accident.