Monkey caught eating mail in Sanford

- The Sanford Police Department had a busy morning after residents reported a monkey was eating their mail.

Police say they received calls from concerned residents in the Hidden Lakes subdivision that a monkey was eating mail out of a mailbox around 8 a.m.

Video posted to Facebook shows that, when officers arrived to help, the monkey -- later identified at "Zeek" -- decided to pull off molding from one of the patrol cars.

Officials say they were able to distract Zeek with a bottle of water until his owner came and retrieved him.

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