Some people say dogs are man's best friend, but for one Florida man, his BFF is a Capuchin monkey who didn't want to part with him -- even as he was being arrested.
Cody Blake Hesson was caught by the Pasco Sheriff's Office in Holiday, Florida, on Friday for reportedly driving a stolen car, according to Memphis' Fox 13 News.
The vehicle had been reported stolen by its owner, noted the Tampa Bay Times. The owner did admit that the car was unlocked and the keys had been left on the floorboard though.
Hesson, 23, had driven the vehicle about 30 miles north of the St. Petersburg location where he found it. He wound up driving the car into a ditch at a gas station, which is where authorities finally caught up with him. The police were unaware of his pet monkey until the last minute.
Another surprise for the cops? The simian, named Monk, was wearing a diaper.
As officials processed Hesson and filled out paperwork, Monk kept close to his owner, who said he was 4-years-old and had been obtained from a breeder in South Carolina. The monkey, who was attached to a leash, even seemed a bit obsessed with the papers, constantly touching them. These moments and the friends' sweet goodbye can be seen on footage captured by officers' body cameras and posted on the Pasco Sheriff's official YouTube page, which can be seen below.