KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA (AP) – A Malaysian student whose cell phone was stolen while he was sleeping tracked down the culprit: a monkey who photographed and filmed personalities before leaving the device.
20-year-old Zackrydz Rodzi said Wednesday that the phone went missing in his bedroom when he woke up on Saturday. He found the phone case under his bed, but there were no signs of robbery at his home in South Johor.
The next day his father saw a monkey, he began a search in the jungle outside his house. Using his brother’s phone to call the device, he found it covered in dirt under the palm. But the bigger surprise was when he checked the phone and found a series of monkey personalities and videos recorded on the phone.
“Uncle joked that maybe the monkey had made some selfies with the phone. … So when I checked my phone’s photo gallery, I was shocked. The suspect’s face was taped to the screen. It was fun, “Zackrydz said.
He said he wondered why the monkey had taken the phone and not the camera or other items in his room. According to him, the primate had to think it was food because it has a colorful shell.
Most of the images were blurry, but some showed the monkey’s face. One of the videos taken from the top of a tree shows a monkey peeking into his mouth and trying to eat a phone.
“Now my house is completely locked,” Zackrydz said with a laugh, adding that he did not want to repeat the incident.
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