MERRITT ISLAND, Fla. - A pet monkey has been quarantined in its owner's Brevard County home after biting a man.
Brevard County Animal Services Capt. Bob Brown said Mookie and its owner, Brad Berman, were approached Saturday on Merritt Island by a couple who wanted to pet the animal.
Brown said a car pulling into the parking lot startled the monkey, which bit the 32-year-old man on the shin.
The county's health department director said the man bought some hydrogen peroxide at a nearby convenience store to clean the wound.
Berman said he apologized to the couple, saying Mookie never bit anyone before.