He hasn't held back.

Davion Irvin, the 24-year-old male who has been arrested after allegedly stealing two monkeys from a Dallas zoo, says he loves animals and would do it again.

While still in custody, Irvin said if he is released from custody, he will steal from the zoo again.

Dallas police found the two monkeys in an abandoned house after a tipster came forward in the case.

According to the arrest warrant affidavit, "Irvin told police that on the night of Jan. 29, he waited until dark, jumped a fence to get onto zoo grounds, cut the metal mesh of an enclosure and took the two emperor tamarin monkeys."

CBS News reports that when police found the monkey in the abandoned house, they also had multiple cats and pigeons, in addition to dead feeder fish and fish food that had disappeared from a staff-only area of the zoo earlier in January.

Here's a look at one of the monkeys in a closet at the abandoned house about 15 miles outside of Dallas.

Closer to home, an arrest has been made in connection with the 12 monkeys missing from Zoosiana in Broussard, but the primates have yet to be located.

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