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October 19, 2019

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Man smuggles monkey in shirt onto Las Vegas-bound flight

Police met a man at the Las Vegas airport Tuesday night after he smuggled an emotional-support monkey onto his flight from Ohio, according to a Frontier Airlines spokesman.

A flight attendant discovered the monkey hidden inside the passenger’s shirt, according to Richard Oliver, a spokesman for Frontier Airlines.

The monkey was never out of the control of its owner, Oliver said.

The monkey was not reported to the airline in advance, and the man refused to show proper paperwork — which he had — until the plane landed and police met him at McCarran International Airport, Oliver said.

Police said they determined there was no criminal violation involved.

According to Frontier, the man would have been allowed to take the monkey on the flight if he had properly notified the airline prior to takeoff.

The flight departed from Columbus at 9:43 p.m. and landed in Las Vegas at 11:02 p.m.

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