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Monkey Has Fun On Loose In Florida Suburb

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SANFORD, Fla. (CBSMiami/AP) —   A monkey that escaped his owner's Florida home had some fun while on the loose in the neighborhood.

Zeek the monkey chewed on neighbors' mail, pulled molding off a police car and rocked back and forth on a street sign.

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

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

Zeek jumped on the officers' squad car and pulled some molding off the exterior roof.

Zeek The Monkey/ Monkey On The Loose
Sanford Police spotted Zeek the monkey who got loose and had some fun in a Florida suburb on Sept. 28, 2015. (Source: Facebook/ Sanford Police Department)

The monkey also drank from a water bottle that 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 about one video.

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