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Monkey seen in fancy winter coat at North York Ikea
CP24 ^ | December 9, 2012 | Joshua Freeman

Posted on 12/09/2012 3:54:34 PM PST by Squawk 8888

Shoppers at an Ikea in North York were surprised to discover a small monkey wandering about the store wearing a fancy winter coat Sunday.

Bystander Bronwyn Page said she spotted the monkey outside, in the store’s upper parking lot.

“I was in an elevator going down and there was a crowd of people and then I saw the monkey,” Page told CP24. “It was wearing a coat and a diaper. It started darting all over the place. It was scared, it was screaming.”

Page said the monkey was eventually cornered inside the store.

Police with 33 Division later confirmed the monkey is now in the care of animal services. They said it is illegal to keep a monkey as a pet in Toronto.

It was not clear who owns the monkey or how it came to be in the store. No one has come forward to claim it so far.

However the monkey lit up social media sites Sunday evening, with at least two separate ‘Ikea monkey’ accounts springing up on Twitter. The hash tag “ikeamonkey” was also trending on the site in Toronto while “Toronto Ikea” was trending across Canada.


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1 posted on 12/09/2012 3:54:40 PM PST by Squawk 8888
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To: Slings and Arrows; Clive; exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; Byron_the_Aussie; ..
To all- please ping me on Canadian topics.

Canada Non-Ping!


2 posted on 12/09/2012 3:56:14 PM PST by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: Squawk 8888

Here’s a riddle for you:
When is North York Ikea like The White House?


3 posted on 12/09/2012 3:58:12 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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4 posted on 12/09/2012 3:58:27 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Squawk 8888
The nice people at the humane society will make sure that it is dead ASAP.
5 posted on 12/09/2012 4:03:10 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the state." - Cornelius Tacitus, Roman Senator)
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To: Squawk 8888

So? I mean, come on. It’s just a monkey in a coat. Haven’t we all seen monkeys in coats in Ikea? Right? I mean, right?


6 posted on 12/09/2012 4:03:42 PM PST by vladimir998
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To: vladimir998

Why are people so shocked to find out that IKEA is not upscale?


7 posted on 12/09/2012 4:05:43 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: gorush

raycit. raycit


8 posted on 12/09/2012 4:09:29 PM PST by turdhopper
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To: gorush

Here’s a riddle for you:
When is North York Ikea like The White House?

A/ when a monkey arrives wearing a fur coat the average IQ goes up ?


9 posted on 12/09/2012 4:10:11 PM PST by Reverend Wright (1990 Budget Agreement: learn from other's mistakes)
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To: Squawk 8888

Anna Wintour?


11 posted on 12/09/2012 4:23:59 PM PST by EricT. (The GOP's sole purpose is to serve as an ineffective alternative to the Democrat Party.)
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To: vladimir998
So? I mean, come on. It’s just a monkey in a coat. Haven’t we all seen monkeys in coats in Ikea? Right? I mean, right?

But I can never get my Ikea monkey assembled properly. I always end up with a leg where the arm should be and an extra ear I don't know what to do with.

12 posted on 12/09/2012 4:25:54 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Big Bird is a brood parasite: laid in our nest 43 years ago and we are still feeding him.)
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To: Squawk 8888
Notice the headline:

"Monkey seen in fancy winter coat at North York Ikea"

What? So now a monkey can't wear a fancy coat anymore?

And hey, his Christmas shopping isn't going to get done by itself.

13 posted on 12/09/2012 4:31:44 PM PST by Smokeyblue
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To: Squawk 8888

poor thing


14 posted on 12/09/2012 4:38:35 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Squawk 8888

I really hate monkeys, but I feel sorry for this little fellow. He probably is quite bewildered.


15 posted on 12/09/2012 5:05:43 PM PST by Bigg Red (Sorry, Mr. Franklin, I guess we couldn't keep it.)
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16 posted on 12/09/2012 5:10:04 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Bigg Red

not to mention, entranced by the enticing aroma of sweedish meatballs


17 posted on 12/09/2012 5:10:08 PM PST by bigbob
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To: Squawk 8888

They should have checked the little sumbitch’s pockets for allen wrenches.

May be he was there to assemble some new display furniture.


18 posted on 12/09/2012 5:11:55 PM PST by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: EricT.
Anna Wintour

That is insulting to the monkey!

20 posted on 12/09/2012 5:57:12 PM PST by Buddy Sorrell ("I'm dead sober, Andy, but I expect I'll get over it." - Otis Campbell)
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To: Smokeyblue
Monkey must be part of the 1%. Tax his simian a$$!
21 posted on 12/09/2012 6:21:13 PM PST by Major Matt Mason ("Journalism is dead. All news is suspect." - Noamie)
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To: Squawk 8888; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
Was someone spanking him?


22 posted on 12/09/2012 6:45:20 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: BenLurkin

“Why are you scraping your face?” ;-)


24 posted on 12/09/2012 6:48:59 PM PST by meyer (Proud member of the 53%.)
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To: Squawk 8888

If I had a monkey, he’d look just like that...


25 posted on 12/09/2012 6:50:45 PM PST by meyer (Proud member of the 53%.)
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To: Squawk 8888

Canada has Democratic voter? Who knew?


26 posted on 12/09/2012 8:03:28 PM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."..)
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To: Squawk 8888

...well, I saw a werewolf drinking a pina colada at Trader Vic’s

...his hair was PERFECT...


27 posted on 12/09/2012 8:56:57 PM PST by castlebrew (Gun Control means hitting where you're aiming!))
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To: Bigg Red; Daffynition
In happier days, before he became unemployed and homeless.
28 posted on 12/09/2012 9:08:48 PM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Squawk 8888; mikrofon; Charles Henrickson; Slings and Arrows

“it is illegal to keep a monkey as a pet in Toronto.”

Everybody’s got something to hide, ESPECIALLY me and my monkey.


29 posted on 12/10/2012 3:15:09 AM PST by martin_fierro (Simiotic relationship)
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To: castlebrew

Draw blood!


30 posted on 12/10/2012 6:17:55 AM PST by Mr. Silverback (Cigarettes are like squirrels: Perfectly harmless until you put one in your mouth and set it on fire)
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To: bigbob

Given the leftist pervs who frequent IKEA, I am betting he is someone’s spouse, who got left behind after a lovers’ spat.


31 posted on 12/10/2012 12:16:48 PM PST by Bigg Red (Sorry, Mr. Franklin, I guess we couldn't keep it.)
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To: Smokeyblue; Slings and Arrows; JoeProBono

Even dressed up, you can’t take ‘em out.


32 posted on 12/10/2012 11:32:20 PM PST by OneLoyalAmerican (In God I trust, all others provide citations.)
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To: Squawk 8888

33 posted on 12/11/2012 4:11:17 AM PST by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: Mr. Silverback

... - nip!


34 posted on 12/18/2012 9:27:51 PM PST by castlebrew (Gun Control means hitting where you're aiming!))
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