Man Accused of Assaulting Police Officer with Stuffed Monkey

January 10, 2012 Updated Jan 10, 2012 at 2:16 PM EDT

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Man Accused of Assaulting Police Officer with Stuffed Monkey

January 10, 2012 Updated Jan 10, 2012 at 2:16 PM EDT

According to the Des Moines (Iowa) Register, a 24-year-old Iowa man was arrested over the weekend for allegedly stealing a stuffed monkey from a convenience store and assaulting a police officer with it.

The man allegedly hit an officer in the face with the stuffed monkey after being stopped following his exit from the convenience store, according to the Des Moines Register. The man has been charged with fifth-degree theft, disorderly conduct and assault on a police officer, according to the report.

Read the Des Moines Register story HERE.