A spokesperson for the Aquarium said the suspect “stopped an employee of The Dallas World Aquarium to ask questions regarding one of our animals.” The employee notified the police and Irwin was “later apprehended outside of and away from our facility.”
According to a press release from the Dallas Police Department
“The preliminary investigation and help from the public identified Irvin as the man Dallas Police were looking to speak with regarding the missing monkeys at the Dallas Zoo.”
On Thursday, Dallas Police were contacted by the Dallas World Aquarium employee who encountered him near animal exhibits.
“When officers responded they saw Irvin get onto a DART rail. Officers later spotted Irvin in the 1400 block of Pacific and took him to Jack Evans Headquarters for questioning.”
He was subsequently arrested and charged with the theft of the monkeys.
He is suspected of additional crimes at the zoo. And is being held at the Dallas County Jail.
Dallas Zoo mystery solved
Irvin’s arrest comes after a series of wild events at the zoo. The incidents have included the missing monkeys. And a dead vulture named Pin.