A pet monkey has drawn the attention of police after the animal was spotted eating letters on top of a mailbox in Florida.
Officers responded to reports of a monkey roaming a neighbourhood in Sanford just after 8am on Monday, police said.
An officer snapped a photo of the monkey, later identified as Zeek, casually eating the contents of a mailbox in front of one of the homes.
Police also shared video showing Zeek monkeying around with a road sign and pulling the moulding off the roof of a patrol car.
“Zeek had a little fun with our patrol car,” Sanford police posted on Facebook.
Public Information Officer Shannon Cordingly told CBS News that officers are typically ready for anything but Monday’s call was a little “out of the ordinary”.
“Our officers respond to some pretty serious, sad and horrific calls,” she said. “It’s nice to be able to respond to something of this nature – a little more light-hearted and have a happy ending.”
Officers managed to keep the monkey distracted with a water bottle until its owner arrived to take him home, police said.