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Monkey on the loose in Indianapolis neighborhood

Monkey on the loose in neighborhood on east side of Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A monkey remained on the loose Wednesday night in an Indianapolis neighborhood, but authorities gave up their search about two hours after it began.

Officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department are assisting Indianapolis Animal Care Services with searching for a monkey named Momo on the loose in the Irongate neighborhood on the city’s east side Wednesday. Officers were called to the area shortly after 6:30 p.m. Authorities called off the search around 8:40 p.m. and left the area.

A neighbor told police they spotted the monkey drinking a beer from a garbage can.

According to an IMPD post on X, minor injuries from the monkey were reported, but police couldn’t confirm if the injuries were from bites.

Police say that the monkey was last seen in the 10000 block of Gate Drive sometime Wednesday night. Police ask if anyone in the area sees Momo to not approach him.