Monkey Eats Mail, Damages Cop Car In Florida

September 29, 2015 | By Garrett Montgomery More

A monkey eats mail and gets away scot-free. Police in Florida received an unusual 911 call this week, after Zeek, a very energetic animal, was seen removing and eating mail from a neighbor’s mailbox.

Monkey eating mail

A monkey eats mail and later destroys a police car, and of course, the video that captured it all goes viral. Meet Zeek, the famous or infamous monkey, who will inspire many Halloween costumes this year.

On Monday morning, police in Sanford, Florida, received a phone call where a person reported that a monkey was spotted eating a pile of bills and letters. In another state, the police would have thought it was a hoax, but in the Sunshine State, there have been countless sightings of wild and exotic animals in unusual places.

Five officers along with several members of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission responded to the call because they had no information on whether the animal was aggressive or not. Public Information Officer Shannon Cordingly stated:

“Our officers are ready for anything — literally.”

The officers blocked the streets with their patrol cars and lured the mammal with a plastic bottle. However, Zeek decided to do some monkeying around by jumping on the top of a patrol car and pulling the molding off. The monkey also vandalized a street sign.

As soon as Zeek saw his owner, Jeff Jacques, he stopped all of his mischievous activities and ran into his arms. Jacques, who has a permit and a license allowing him to own the monkey in Sanford, told authorities that he ran away after breaking out of his cage. Cordingly went on to add:

“Our officers respond to some pretty serious, sad and horrific calls. It’s nice to be able to respond to something of this nature, a little more lighthearted and have a happy ending, it’s a nice story to read as you’re starting off your Monday.”

A female lieutenant shared a picture of herself next to the monkey with the following caption:

“For all people to respond to the call to coax the monkey — it was definitely her.”

People on social media have been sharing some hilarious jokes about this story, so here are few:

First, the monkey escapes. Then he eats mail. What is that, one or two felonies?

While it is in Sanford FL, it is NOT about George Zimmerman. Allegedly.

I hope the monkey ate more than junk mail.

“Monkey goes bananas and eats mail, now man is unable to pay his bills. Lol.”

What are your thoughts on this monkey?

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