Florida Monkey Corralled After Early Morning Antics In Sanford Subdivision

Florida police this morning responded to a 911 call reporting that, “a monkey was eating mail out of a mailbox.”

Sanford Police Department officers found the suspect, named Zeek, wandering around the Hidden Lakes subdivision, where the monkey, a pigtail macaque, was shaking a traffic sign after alighting from a mailbox.

“When we arrived to help the monkey,” cops noted, Zeek “decided to pull off molding from one of our patrol cars.” After distracting the escapee with a bottle of water, Zeek was corralled when his owner arrived on scene.

It is unclear how the monkey escaped from its cage.