Pet Lemur Held for Ransom
(George County, MS) A Mississippi man is accused of stealing a pet lemur during a burglary and holding it for ransom.
James Welborn, Jr. is charged with burglary tonight.
Police say he broke into a house in Alabama and stole the lemur and a television set.
The owner of the two-year-old lemur named Gizmo offered a reward for his safe return.
Police say Wellborn contacted the owner and set up a meeting.
But police arrived at the meeting and arrested Wellborn.
Gizmo is back home with his owner.