A man was arrested in Burien, Washington, early on Wednesday after leading officers on a high-speed chase, crashing his car and then fleeing on foot with a monkey on his back, police said.
The unusual drama unfolded when a Washington State Patrol trooper spotted a reckless driver heading along Highway 509 at high speed. The trooper clocked the driver on radar at 112 mph.
The suspect then exited the highway lost control of the car, crashing into a large rock.
Witnesses told police that the suspect jumped from his car and began to run away.
He then returned to his car to retrieve something, which turned out to be his pet monkey.
The suspect then ran from the scene with the monkey on his back. Burien officers eventually found the suspect and his monkey nearby and both were taken into custody.