The lemur’s owner, Tammie Baughman, told Reed in a teary follow-up interview that she was “devastated” that her beloved pet has been taken away from her.

How did these events unfold, according to Baughman?

Baughman says she forgot to lock the door to Keanu’s bedroom, and when she looked away he ran towards Marla Reeves car, jumped in, and bit her… .

Minutes later, Baughman and her 26-year-old daughter, Becca, were faced with the reality that Keanu was being taken away by deputies.

“Oh I was heartbroken, devastated,” Baughman said. “It’s like someone taking away your child, but worse because you can tell your child because he may understand some of it. Keanu, I knew wouldn’t understand any of it.”