Dressed monkey surprises shoppers at IKEA

Monkey at IKEA 
By: Sanvi Rizvi 

(Scroll down for video) Shoppers at an IKEA store in Canada, were in for a treat when a monkey dressed in a coat suddenly appeared, according to video uploaded to the Internet.

Authorities said that the owner of the monkey seen wandering in the parking lot of IKEA in Toronto, has been located and faces one charge in connection with the incident.

Toronto police said that the 7-month-old monkey escaped from its cage and managed to find its way out of a parked car.

Dressed in a wool coat and wearing a diaper, the male monkey surprised IKEA shoppers at the busy Leslie Street and Highway 401 in North York.

Toronto resident Bronwyn Page, was one of the shoppers who could see the monkey in style.

"We saw a crowd of people and a small animal, and I was like 'Oh, my God, it is a monkey,'” she said.

She said that she first thought the monkey was fake, but quickly learned otherwise as the monkey started
running around the crowd screaming and making noises.

"It was very strange to see a real live monkey there," she said. "It was very small and funny just wearing the coat."

She said that people finally got the monkey inside and the authorities were called to the scene approximately 2:30 p.m. Toronto Animal Services confirmed later that the owner signed the monkey over to an organization and now faces a charge of having a prohibited animal.

The penalty for the charge is $200 plus a surcharge of $40.