Police: Man gives prostitute a monkey as payment

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Officers say this may be the most bizarre case they've ever worked on

This bizarre story out of Oregon involved a prostitute, a john, and a primate.

Nathan McClain, an owner of a Eugene pet store, is accused of robbing his own store to pay for sex.

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Officers were tipped off when he wife reported a monkey named 'Gooey' was stolen from the store, along with money collected for Girl Scout cookies.

Police say they soon discovered McClain paid a prostitute with the Girl Scout money, and then gave her Gooey as a tip.

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Deputies set up a sting operation after receiving a number of calls about hotel where prostitutes were believed to hang out.

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Gooey was recovered from a hotel room, still with the prostitute.

Officers say this is a first.

"No, this is my first time ever recovering a monkey from a prostitute," says detective Rick Lowe.

McClain was arrested for prostitution. Gooey is now in the care of an animal sanctuary.

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