Teen gets 2-5 years for monkey burglary

July 2, 2008 6:29:27 AM PDT
A western Pennsylvania teenager with a history of animal abuse has been sentenced to two to five years in prison for taking two monkeys from a wildlife compound.

Nineteen-year-old Michael Naylor, of Rices Landing, was sentenced Monday for burglary and related charges in Washington County Court.

The monkeys, named Gwen and Mona, were taken in November from Wild World of Animals in Washington County. They were returned several hours later.

Police say Naylor and another teen apparently thought marijuana was being grown at the compound.

Naylor apologized, but Judge John DiSalle was unmoved. He said Naylor has a history of animal abuse and was charged with drunken driving and exploding pipe bombs in mailboxes while on bail in the monkey case.