Monkey has fun on the loose in Orlando suburb


SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — A monkey that escaped its owner’s home in an Orlando, Florida, suburb chewed on its neighbors’ mail, pulled molding off a police car and rocked back and forth on a street sign.

A monkey that escaped its owner’s home sits on top of a mailbox after Sanford police responded to a call that a monkey was eating mail out of the box in Sanford, Fla., Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. The monkey named Zeek, was eventually caught when his owner returned home a short time later. (Sanford Police Department via AP )
A monkey that escaped its owner’s home sits on top of a mailbox after Sanford police responded to a call that a monkey was eating mail out of the box in Sanford, Fla., Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. The monkey named Zeek, was eventually caught when his owner returned home a short time later. (Sanford Police Department via AP )

Zeek was eventually caught when his owner returned home a short time later.

Sanford police officers responded to the neighborhood Monday morning after a neighbor called to report that a monkey was eating mail out of a mailbox.

Zeek jumped on the officers’ squad car and pulled some molding off the roof. The monkey also drank from a water bottle the officers offered as a distraction.

Sanford police officers took video of Zeek and posted it on the agency’s Facebook page. “Zeek had a little fun with our patrol car,” the officers posted in one video.

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