A Capuchin monkey at a zoo in California apparently dialed 911 and hung up the phone over the weekend, drawing the attention of police to some monkey business.
The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office thinks a small monkey was responsible for the Saturday night disconnected call to the police.
Without success, police dispatchers attempted to call and text the number back. Deputies ended up at Zoo to You, a zoo in Paso Robles, when they were dispatched to investigate the call.
Deputies later found out no one had dialed 911 at the scene, which was an even more perplexing development.
They ultimately came to the conclusion that Route, the zoo’s Capuchin monkey, had taken the zoo’s cellphone after it had been abandoned in a golf cart.
About 230 miles south of San Francisco and 200 miles north of Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo is a coastal city in California.
According to officials, the curious little monkey got her hands on the golf cart after it was left unattended among the 40 acres of the zoo’s grounds.
The sheriff’s office stated: “We’ve been told Capuchin monkeys are very inquisitive and will grab anything and everything and just start pushing buttons.”
That’s what Route did, too. simply by chance, the right set of numbers was in there to call us.
The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office joked that its deputies had seen their “fair share of “monkey business,” but nothing quite like this” while posting several photos of Route to their Facebook page.
According to the sheriff’s office, “Route is a little embarrassed by the whole thing, as you can see from these photos. Monkey see, monkey do, so you really can’t blame her.