Neighbor calls 911 to report monkey sitting on a mailbox eating mail

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911 Caller Reports Monkey Eating Mail, Causing Chaos in Neighborhood

BY: INSIDE EDITION

A mischievous monkey sparked chaos in a Florida suburb on Monday morning after he was spotted munching on a resident's mail.

Authorities in Sanford received a call that the monkey was sitting on top of a mailbox and eating the letters that had been posted inside.

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"Our officers are ready for anything -- literally," Public Information Officer Shannon Cordingly told CBS News.

Shortly after 8:00 a.m., we received a call from a Sanford resident that lives in the Hidden Lakes subdivision reporting...

Posted by Sanford Police Department on Monday, September 28, 2015

When cops and members of Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission arrived on the scene, they found the monkey climbing a street sign. They blocked off the road and used a water bottle to help lure the animal toward them, which only led to more monkey business.

The animal climbed on top of the patrol car and began to rip the molding off, according to reports.

Zeek had a little fun with our patrol car.

Zeek had a little fun with our patrol car.

Posted by Sanford Police Department on Monday, September 28, 2015

The monkey's owner, Jeff Jacques, who had a permit to house it as a pet, arrived and after 20 minutes, the animal known as "Zeek" surrendered.

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"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," said Cordingly.

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