Man caught paying prostitute with monkey after wife reported money stolen from their pet store

Nathan Allen McClain 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A married man was arrested after giving a small monkey to a prostitute.

Police in Eugene, Oregon, said that the man’s wife reported the exotic animal missing along with money from the sale of girls’ scout cookies.

After a two month long investigation, police determined that store owner, Nathan Allen McClain, took the missing items.

McClain and his wife are the owners of the Zany Zoo pet store. Police said that they reviewed surveillance videos of nearby businesses while trying to identify a possible suspect.

After combing through hours of videos, detectives determined that a woman, who is a known prostitute, had the monkey.

The woman told police that she received the exotic monkey named Gooey, from McClain as a tip for her services. She also received cash.

After his arrest, McClain’s wife wrote on Zany Zoo’s Facebook page that she has severed business ties with him. Gooey was temporarily placed in the custody of a nearby sanctuary.