Troubled singer Chris Brown might be facing new legal problems after owning a pet monkey without a permit.
The website reports that having bought a baby Capuchin, named Fiji, the 28-year-old pop star could be heading to jail as he never got a permit for the animal. "We did a brief investigation to come to a conclusion that he was indeed in possession [of an animal without a permit]", added the officer, who explained, "On January 2, they used a search warrant to go to the house and [seize] the monkey as evidence and they will file the case with the L.A. City Attorney's Office".
Last month, the "Fine China" singer bought the capuchin monkey for his daughter Royalty. Chris Brown shot back saying the animal is perfectly safe and everyone should just take a chill pill.
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California fish and wildlife agents have seized Chris Brown's pet monkey from his Los Angeles home.
Some people complained to authorities about Brown owning the pet, which prompted the investigation, according to TMZ.
"As I leave my office in Downtown L.A. and walk past people sleeping on the street on my way to defend people charged by the City Attorney with selling medical marijuana. now spending taxpayer money on investigating monkey business, this completes the circle on his absurdity", Chris' lawyer said, and I agree with him.
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The Los Angeles City Attorney is now handling the situation.
According to TMZ, Brown could be charged with "having a restricted species without a permit", a misdemeanor which could mean a maximum of six month in jail. Internet goers believed the monkey was a gift to Royalty and feared for her safety.
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