Police in Eugene, Oregon arrested a local pet store owner for raiding his own business to pay for an escort, including a small primate valued at around $2,500, KGW-TV reported.
Nathan McClain was charged on Thursday with patronizing a prostitute in connection with the encounter with the woman at a local hotel on March 17.
McClain, who owns the Zany Zoo with his wife Abbie McClain, allegedly stole a small a Galago primate — commonly called “bush babies” — as well as Girl Scout cookie money, a laptop computer and store funds early last month. The money was used to fund the encounter, police said in a statement, and the primate, called Gooey, was reportedly intended to serve as a tip.
The suspect was reportedly spotted by police under the influence of methamphetamine two days later, when he was seen leaving a “sex shop” next door to the department’s office.
The woman, who is reportedly from outside of the state, provided police with a statement and turned the animal over. The Oregonian reported that Gooey has been placed in a local sanctuary while the Department of Agriculture renews the store’s license on account of its move to a new address. The money was never recovered.
Detective Rick Lowe said that he delayed arresting the suspect until after the store moved “out of respect for the store.”
On Friday, Abbie McClain said on the store’s Facebook page that her husband would no longer be associated with the business.
“Nathan’s potential wrongdoing has no bearing on our ability to care for our animals and customers,” she wrote.
Kim Jong-un threatens to restart nuke tests as Trump’s efforts to talk to the regime fall apart again: report
On Tuesday, CNN's Brian Todd reported that the North Korean regime is on the brink of rescinding what little they promised President Donald Trump, as the future of his efforts to continue talks appear uncertain.
"Kim Jong-un's regime is once again in negotiation by intimidation," said Todd. "Just two weeks after their historic meeting at the DMZ, and President Trump's short stroll into North Korea, North Korea's dictator Kim Jong-un appears to be threatening to start testing his nuclear weapons again. In a new statement, Kim's foreign ministry calls the joint U.S./South Korean military exercises planned for next month a breach of the main spirit of what President Trump and Kim agreed to in Singapore, and says, 'We are gradually losing our justifications to follow through on the commitments we made with the U.S."
Republican freaks out after Democrat quotes Trump’s racist statement on the floor of Congress
Chaos continued on the floor of the House of Representatives during the debate on a resolution condemning President Donald Trump's racist attacks on four young women of color.
Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) rose to support the resolution, listing multiple instances of racism from the commander-in-chief.
As part of the list, Swalwell noted Trump's attacks on "sh*thole countries."
After he swore on the floor by quoting the president, Republicans freaked out.
Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) complained and got in a back-and-forth with Swalwell.
Collins sought to have Swalwell's words stricken from the Congressional Record, which would have banned him from speaking for the rest of the day.
‘He’s ignorant — not stupid’: NYT columnist says Trump is trying to ‘bait’ Democrats because he wants to run against AOC
President Donald Trump is not going to get the 2020 opponent he wants, so he's going to pretend that his actual opposition is being led by the four young women in Congress known as The Squad, New York Times columnist Frank Bruni wrote on Tuesday.
Trump has spent the last few days with racist attacks on the four first-term members, who are Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI).