Chris Brown got himself a pet monkey and posted a picture of it being cuddled by his 3 year old, Royalty, to social media. Followers were quick to confront the singer stating the monkey was a danger to the child and it should be living in the wild.
According to law enforcement, several folks notified the California Deptartment of Fish and Wildlife, who opened an investigation.
It turns out, Brown never got the proper permit for the exotic animal so authorities obtained a search warrant for his home. Before the cops could raid his home, he voluntary surrendered the animal.
Brown could be charged with having a restricted species without a permit, a misdemeanor, that carries a maximum of 6 months in jail. The case has been turned over to the L.A. City Attorney.
Chris' lawyer, Mark Geragos, tells TMZ, "As I leave my office in Downtown L.A. and walk past people sleeping on the street on my way to defend people charged by the City Attorney with selling medical marijuana ... now spending taxpayer money on investigating monkey business, this completes the circle on his absurdity."