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Police have captured a man accused of stealing monkeys from the Dallas Zoo. The culprit was arrested near the World Aquarium near animal exhibits following a tip. According to the Dallas Police Department, Davion Irvin, 24, has been charged with six counts of animal cruelty.
He is allegedly the same individual who was captured on security footage strolling through the zoo where emperor tamarins were stolen while carrying a bag of Doritos. The two emperor tamarins, Bella and Finn, were found in an abandoned house. One of them was found in a closet.
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Davion Irvin is 24 years old.
Both monkeys were uninjured, police confirmed. Davion Irvin was booked into the Dallas County Jail Thursday night, jail records show. Two monkeys were removed from the zoo this week, the latest in a series of bizarre events that included the escape and death of other animals this month. As of Friday, jail records show Irvin’s bail was set at $25,000. It was not immediately known if Irvin has an attorney, according to USA Today.
On Thursday, Dallas police received a tip that Irvin had been seen at the Dallas World Aquarium near animal exhibits. When officers responded to the call, they saw Irvin get on a DART rail. Officers later saw Irvin in the 1400 block of Pacific and took him to Jack Evans’ headquarters for questioning, the Dallas Police Department announced in a news release.
The preliminary investigation and public support, according to police, led to the identification of Irvin as the person they were seeking to speak with about the missing monkeys at the Dallas Zoo. The image of the man police wanted to speak to was previously published.
On June 13, the Dallas Zoo was closed after a Nova clouded leopard escaped its own habitat through a “purposely cut” hole, MEAWW previously reported. Following the incident, Dallas police opened a criminal investigation. It was discovered that there was an “intentional” cut in the enclosures housing Langurs, as well as a hole purposefully cut in Nova’s enclosure, the day after she was safely rescued from the zoo grounds.
On January 21, Pin, an endangered 35-year-old adult Lappet-faced Vulture, was found dead in his habitat. The zoo said there were unusual wounds and injuries and determined it was not a natural death. The monkeys were reportedly removed from the enclosure on January 29.