It was a prank: monkey steals cell phone, calls the police and makes them go to the zoo to find out  Amo Meu Pet

It was a prank: monkey steals cell phone, calls the police and makes them go to the zoo to find out Amo Meu Pet

Last Monday, the 15th, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office in California, USA, shared on its Facebook profile an unusual case that had taken place at the police station. A monkey stole a zookeeper’s phone and called the police.

According to police, the case happened on Saturday night when she received a call to 911 (emergency number), but the call ended shortly thereafter.

Concerned, the police officers who came forward tried calling and texting but received no response. So a squad car was dispatched to the location of the call to investigate. The address led them to the offices of Zoo to You the local zoo. However, nobody had called there.

The Monkey Route. The Monkey Route. (Photo: Facebook/San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office)

Fascinated, all the workers on the construction site began to research who could have made such a call. That’s when they realized it could be Route, a monkey that lives on the Capuchin Monkey Route at the zoo.

Apparently, the monkey grabbed the phone from the golf cart as it roamed the zoo’s 40 acres. In the post, police wrote, “They say capuchin monkeys are very curious and would pick up anything and start pushing buttons.” And Route did, he punched in the right combination, which routed the call to police.

Officials concluded, writing: “As you can see from these photos, Route is a little embarrassed about the whole thing. But you can’t blame her after all, monkeys see, monkeys do.”

The monkey called on Saturday night. The monkey called on Saturday night. (Photo: Facebook/San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office)

Netizens were amused by the post. The post received more than 1,700 reactions, 457 shares and dozens of humorous comments.

“This is a good way to make some friends fast!” joked one.

“Better be smart, sorry!” commented another.

“How funny. She’s such a cute little monkey,” wrote a third.

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