The incident happened near Southwest 134th Avenue and 52nd Street when the monkey escaped and went after a neighbor inside a nearby house, biting him in the ear.
After the monkey fled the neighbor's house, it made its way onto a roof, where wildlife officials and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue worked to coax it down.
The monkey, a capuchin, was eventually captured and taken to a rehabilitation center in Homestead.
Resident Antonio Nunez said he couldn't believe his eyes when he saw the monkey running around the neighborhood.
"We realized there was a monkey in front of the house, you could see it perfectly," Nunez said.
The monkey's owners were not home at the time of his escape and it's unknown whether they'll face charges.