Drunk Man Broke Into Zoo Because He “Wanted to Look At The Monkeys”
Joseph Villa, 52, was arrested around 11 a.m. while he walked a city street when officers tracked him down after finding his wallet at the Capron Park Zoo, and his face on the surveillance video from the night before.
Zoo workers discovered the break-in when they came in for work Tuesday morning.
When police asked Villa about the incident, he admitted to drinking heavily before breaking into the zoo around 7pm Monday night.
Officers asked him what he hoped to accomplish by breaking into a zoo, and he was honest with them.
I was drunk and wanted to look at the monkeys.
The zoo doesn't have actual monkeys, but has Black and White Ruffed Lemurs, "almost monkeys" as the zoo's website describes. They live on a small island in the middle of a large pond.
The security footage showed at one point, Villa boarded a small boat and tried to paddle out to see the lemurs. He ended up jumping from the boat after it got stuck, and then he swam to shore.
No animals were harmed in this drunken break-in.
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