Cops Called Over Monkey Gobbling Up People's Mail

Zeek the monkey was hungry
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 4, 2015 4:15 PM CDT
Meet Zeek the monkey.   (YouTube)

(Newser) – Residents of Sanford, Fla., were a little surprised to look outside this week and see a monkey perched on their mailbox—eating the mail. Turns out Zeek the monkey had escaped from his home Monday morning and was ready to play with police responding to a call, Mashable reports. "Zeek had a little fun with our patrol car," Sanford police posted on Facebook with a video of Zeek pulling molding off the vehicle. In an update, cops said they kept Zeek distracted with a bottle of water until the monkey's owner came and picked him up, ABC News reports. According to Mashable, hunger was eating at the little guy. "Let Zeek's outburst be a lesson to all of us: before you head out for the day, eat some breakfast," the site says. (Read more monkey stories.)

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