Police near Seattle handled a case Wednesday that was really bananas — chasing down a reckless driver who fled his car with a monkey on his back.
That's not a figure of speech.
Police in Burien, 10 miles south of Seattle, said the man, who wasn't identified, was clocked by a Washington state trooper doing 112 mph Wednesday morning.
The trooper couldn't keep up, but the man soon crashed into a neighborhood.
Witnesses told Burien police, who joined the foot chase, that the man stopped and returned to his car to retrieve something — which they described, unexpectedly, as a monkey.
Sure enough, when officers caught up with him, the man had a monkey clinging to his back, which turned out to be a pet. He was held on suspicion of leaving the scene of an accident, police said.
"Once we determined the monkey was not the driver, we released him to a family member," police said. "He was only engaged in monkey business."