By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) – In an escape worthy of popular cartoon monkey “Curious George,” police in Minerva Park, Ohio, have alerted the public to a simian on the loose. First spotted by a police officer on Thursday in the heavily wooded Columbus suburb in central Ohio, the suspected “medium sized” howler monkey has evoked chuckles in the community while local and state officials search for an animal they suspect may have been someone’s pet. A Facebook post by the Minerva Park Police Department included a photo of a howler monkey with the explanation “the below photo has been picked by the witness as the monkey they saw.” One person responded with what he said was a sketch of the suspected owner, posting a cartoon picture of “the Man with the Yellow Hat,” the anonymous owner of the popular monkey in the “Curious George” children’s book series.

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