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He wanted a pet monkey but stole a lemur instead; then he bragged about it, FBI says

Hannah Fry, Los Angeles Times on

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"The nature and circumstances of the offense in this case is intriguing," U.S. District Judge Andrew Guilford said. "This sentence needs to reflect the seriousness of the offense and ... to convince other people not to do this. This sentence needs to convince Mr. Kasbar not to do this, but the irony is he was convinced not to do it before the legal justice system intervened.

"Sounds like you've learned your lesson," Guilford told Kasbar.

For Isaac, his impromptu trip to Newport Beach is behind him and he is back home, healthy and happily socializing with five other lemurs at the zoo.

"He seemed pretty unfazed by the adventure," Fisher said.

(Times Community News staff writer Lilly Nguyen contributed to this report.)

 

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