R&B crooner Chris Brown faces a possible charge after he†bought a pet monkey and flaunted the exotic animal on social media.
According to TMZ, Brown never got the paperwork to keep the baby capuchin monkey, so the singer could face a charge for having a restricted species without a permit.
The charge would serve as a misdemeanor, and carries a maximum six months in jail.
Brown’s lawyer, Mark Geragos, is less than impressed with the decision to investigate the matter.
“As I leave my fice 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,” Geragos said while speaking with TMZ.
Brown surrendered the monkey to authorities after a search warrant was issued.