Escaped monkey causes mischief

Escaped monkey causes mischief

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SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — A monkey that escaped its owner’s home in an Orlando, Fla., suburb chewed on its neighbors’ mail, pulled molding off a police car and rocked back and forth on a street sign.

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

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

Zeek jumped on the officers’ squad car and pulled some molding off the roof. The monkey also drank from a water bottle 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 in one video.

DOG RESCUED AFTER CAUSING TRUCK TO GO INTO LAKE

ELLSWORTH, Maine (AP) — Police said a dog alone in a pickup truck had to be rescued after it caused the truck to go into a lake in Maine.

Ellsworth Police said a man was walking the dog near Branch Lake on Saturday afternoon in Ellsworth. He put the dog into the truck after an encounter with another dog.

While the man spoke to the other dog’s owner, the Yorkshire terrier managed to bump the Chevrolet Silverado into gear, causing it to roll about 75 feet into the lake, and bounce off a rock before sinking in roughly 10 feet of water.

Police said a family friend immediately swam into the lake and saved the trapped dog. A towing company was called in to remove the truck. No humans or dogs were injured.

CONFEDERATE FLAG STOLEN FROM BIKE PARKED AT POLICE STATION

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Flying a confederate battle flag may not be popular with some people these days — but stealing it is still a crime. Especially when it’s taken off of a bike parked in front of a police station.

State College police have released surveillance video showing the three men suspected of taking the flag from a man’s bike about 2 a.m. Sunday.

The man’s bike was locked onto a rack outside the municipal building, close to the police department entrance.

The owner of the large flag wants it back.

Police have yet to charge anyone with the theft.

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