Mystery Monkey of Tampa Bay Captured

Steve Osunsami follows the story of one smart animal living on the run in Florida.
3:00 | 10/24/12

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Finally torrent, a kind of furry folk hero who beguiled people in tampa for almost four years, the mystery monkey of tampa bay captured tonight. But still one of the smartest monkeys and fugitives experts have ever seen. What was his achilles paw? Steve osunami on the mystery monkey. Reporter: He kept escaping the clutches of authorities. Living the life. Swinging through trees traveling more than 100 miles. We know that he's been hanging around the tampa area for nearly three years. We have been chasing him for three years. Reporter: At first families were frightened. Then think started cheering him on. This monkey has songs in his name. Once announced that he was running for mayor on twitter and just told nearly 90,000 facebook fans today that my freedom has been taken away from me. Tracked him to this neighborhood in st. Petersburg. They set up a trap and filled it with bananas. He got in and out of the thing twice. On his third day, authorities were waiting. Authorities with tranquilizers in hand. He looks tired. Reporter: Florida authorities promise that he won't be harmed. We'll check him for anything that may lead to he belongs to somebody. Reporter: After years on the run, he needs a home and a friend. Steve osunsami, abc news, atlanta.

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