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Man accused of stealing lemur from San Francisco Zoo arrested

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SAN FRANCISCO (KION) Police have made an arrest in connection to the theft of a Ring-tailed lemur from the San Francisco Zoo.

The suspect, 30-year-old Cory McGilloway, was arrested by San Rafael police for an unrelated matter, and when he is released from their custody, he will be taken to the San Francisco County Jail and booked on burglary, grand theft of an animal, looting and vandalism charges.

Police responded to the zoo Wednesday morning for a report of an overnight burglary, and they found that a Ring-tailed lemur, Maki, had been taken from his habitat. Officers found evidence of forced entry and began investigating the burglary.

Maki was found the following evening when he was spotted near a Daly City church by a 5-year-old. Officers from the Daly City Police Department, animal control officers and zoo staff were able to capture and positively identify Maki, who has been taken back to the zoo and appears to be in good health.

California News / Crime / Top Stories

Avery Johnson

Avery Johnson is the Digital Content Director at KION News Channel 5/46.


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