The "mystery monkey," now known as Cornelius, while he was on the loose in 2010. Mystery Monkey of Tampa Bay Facebook page hide caption toggle caption Mystery Monkey of Tampa Bay Facebook page The Two-Way Florida's 'Mystery Monkey' Captured After Three Years On The Lam October 25, 2012 The rhesus macaque monkey had been on the loose in the Tampa-St. Pete area. He'd become a local legend. But recently, "Cornelius" bit a woman. Wildlife officials staked out a neighborhood Wednesday, and managers to tranquilize him. They plan to send him to a sanctuary.