Sheer monkey business was happening in Florida when a simian ate the mail belonging to someone who lives in the hidden lakes subdivision of Sanford. In fact, the primate wasn’t at all shy about this illegal practice. Rather, he was showing off a bit by sitting on the top of the mailbox in which he found the mail in the first place, nibbling on some letters..
According to The Sanford Police Department’s Facebook Page on Sept. 28, a concerned citizen saw this strange sight and called 911 to ask for help at 8 a.m. on Monday. Help came in the form of members of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission as well as members of local law enforcement.
The latter meant that a number of police cars arrived at the scene, one vehicle of which the monkey decided to explore. Apparently, bored with just looking, the little guy started eating the molding on top of the official’s car.
During this time, a number of people were bound and determined to get the monkey to simmer down. One smart cop blocked off the road where the animal was hanging out, and then offered a bottle of water to the newly branded criminal. The monkey took the bait but the aforementioned water bottle didn’t hold his attention for too long.
After causing all this chaos, the man who owned this money and who lives not far from the Sanford neighborhood where he was found finally appeared. Without too much trouble, this master of the primate he calls Zeek was able to get his pet’s attention and soon the little guy jumped into the waiting arms of his rightful owner. By the way, Zeek has been cleared for residential living, and his owner has the papers to prove that.
In the end, after all heck broke out thanks to the antics of a monkey who started his day by eating mail, the area was safe and sound and monkey-free. In fact, one of the police officers who came to the scene of the crime became so enamored with the small animal that she took a selfie with the tiny criminal.
No doubt that selfie is a fine alternative to an actual mug shot, especially as far as curious Zeek is concerned.