Chris Brown Criminal Charges Filed … Over Monkey Business
Chris Brown might be better off with cats and dogs, because he just got slapped with criminal charges over his pet monkey … TMZ has learned.
According to legal docs, obtained by TMZ, the Los Angeles City Attorney is charging CB with two counts of having a restricted species without a permit. The crimes carry a maximum sentence of 6 months in jail.
As you’ll recall … Chris got himself a baby capuchin monkey named Fiji, and he started taking major heat after posting a video of his then-3-year-old daughter, Royalty, playing with the exotic pet. People thought the wild animal posed a danger to his kid, but Chris told everyone to take a chill pill.
Our law enforcement sources say folks notified the California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, who launched an investigation.
Breezy didn’t have a permit for the monkey, so authorities got a search warrant and planned to raid CB’s home, but he voluntarily agreed to surrender the exotic pet.
Chris is due in court Feb. 6.