California police received a call from a zoo, but they were disconnected before a call. Police were immediately dispatched to investigate a potential emergency at Zoo to You in Paso Robles following the call on Saturday night, Subway said in a report. The officers traced the call to the zoo’s office, but could not find anyone in trouble. Later, their first suspect turned out to be a primate who had been up to mischief, the outlet said.
The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office thinks it was a little monkey who called the police. It told Subway that a capuchin monkey at the zoo — named Route — had apparently picked up the zoo’s cell phone that had been left in a golf cart.
“We’re told that capuchin monkeys are very curious and will grab anything and everything and just start pushing buttons. And that’s what Route did…coincidentally, it was in the right combination of numbers to call us,” said the Sheriff’s Office.
Officials said the golf cart had been left unattended on the zoo’s 40-acre land, and the curious little monkey got their hands on it.
The Sheriff’s Office also shared several photos of the mischievous monkey at the zoo on Facebook, saying that officers had seen their “fair share of the “monkey cases,” but nothing like this.”
The police had called back on the number on Saturday, but there was no response, so they decided to visit the zoo. They later found out that no one there had called 911.
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