Teen Kidnaps an Endangered Lemur from California Zoo — Served 90 Days

We all can admit that we’ve did some pretty stupid stuff as a kid — and as we get older it becomes a little bit funnier — right?

Some people snuck to certain places, others stole petty things, got involved in underaged drinking or drugs — whatever it was, it doesn’t really compare to how far a teen in California went.

Aquinas Kasbar, 19, snuck into the Santa Ana Zoo in California, cut open the lemur cage with bolt cutters and stole a lemur while also releasing several other primates.

When you say it like that it sounds quite simple doesn’t it? Honestly, who does that?

Anyway, there must’ve been some “come to Jesus” kind of moment for the guy because the next day Kasbar dropped the lemur off in plastic crate with no air holes outside a nearby hotel with a note that said, “This belongs to the Santa Ana Zoo it was taken last night please bring it to police.”

In July, Kasbar pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of unlawfully taking an endangered species — he was sentenced to 90 days in jail.

Apparently, he’s responsible for the $9,000 he cost the zoo and the “monkey business” of the escaped animals did as he ran into the sunset with his stolen lemur.


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