Monday, September 28, 2015

Monkey eats mail and keeps Sanford Police Department on their toes (videos, photos)


Having an exotic pet is nothing new, and many people choose to take in a monkey and make it a part of their home. Well, imagine the surprise in Sanford, Florida on Monday morning, Sept. 28, 2015, when police responded to a 911 call about a monkey on the loose. Not only was the monkey loose, but "Zeek" was vandalizing mail in the neighborhood. The Sanford Police Department share a number of entertaining photos and videos on their Facebook page detailing the "investigation."



First there were photos of Zeek eating mail and drinking bottled water the officers left for him as a distraction.



Zeek with mail: Sanford Police Department





















Shortly after 8:00 a.m., we received a call from a Sanford resident that lives in the Hidden Lakes subdivision reporting...
Posted by Sanford Police Department on Monday, September 28, 2015
Here is video footage of Zeek in action
Monkey Loose in Sanford

Shortly after 8:00 a.m., we received a call from a Sanford resident that lives in the Hidden Lakes subdivision reporting that a monkey was eating mail out of a mailbox. When we arrived to help the monkey, later identified at Zeek, he decided to pull off the molding from one of our patrol cars. We were able to distract Zeek with a bottle of water until his owner came and retrieved him.

Posted by Sanford Police Department on Monday, September 28, 2015
Zeek even had fun vandalizing the patrol car
Zeek had a little fun with our patrol car.

Zeek had a little fun with our patrol car.

Posted by Sanford Police Department on Monday, September 28, 2015
We're happy to report that Zeek's owner came to his rescue and this story has a happy ending. No word as to the mail Zeek consumed.