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California agents seize Chris Brown's pet capuchin monkey

13 January 2018

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Patrick Foy says Friday that investigators determined the singer didn't have a permit for the capuchin monkey, named Fiji.

Chris Brown could get jail time over a lack of a permit for a pet monkey.

However according to police, several people took action on Chris and actually notified California's Department of Fish and Wildlife, who opened an investigation on him.

Under California law, it is illegal to keep certain exotic species, including monkeys, poisonous snakes, lizards and other risky animals, without a permit.

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Chris Brown (right) shared a video of his daughter Royalty cuddling the monkey.

While Brown isn't in trouble for bringing his daughter and the exotic animal together, the Fish and Wildlife team discovered that Brown didn't have the proper permits to house the Capuchin monkey. "In a home environment they become unhappy and can become aggressive". "On January 2, they used a search warrant to go to the house and cease the monkey as evidence and they will file the case with the L.A. City Attorney's Office".

A spokesperson for the L.A. City Attorney's Office told us that there was "no information at this time". "It is not lawful to possess an unpermitted monkey, including a bunch of other animals, in California [sic]".

Sources told TMZ that Brown could be charged with having a restricted species without a permit, a misdemeanor, that carries a maximum of 6 months in jail.

Metro.co.uk have reached out to representatives of the singer for comment.

California agents seize Chris Brown's pet capuchin monkey