Monkey steals smartphone and takes photos and videos of itself

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Monkey steals smartphone and takes photos and videos of itself




The photo provided by Zackrydz Rodzi shows a monkey who took a selfie with Rodzi's smartphone.


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The photo provided by Zackrydz Rodzi shows a monkey who took a selfie with Rodzi’s smartphone.


Animal cell phone theft with consequences in Malaysia: A student from Johor in the south of the country missed his cell phone when he woke up. He later found it in the jungle behind his house – and was amazed: the picture gallery was full of selfies and videos of a monkey.

The 20-year-old Zackrydz Rodzi had previously only found the cell phone case under his bed, but there was no trace of the associated phone, as he announced on Twitter. At first, the young Malaysian thought of a human thief, but there were no signs of burglary, he told the BBC on Wednesday. The incident happened over the weekend.

Cell phone rang from the rainforest

Zackrydz began to look for his smartphone according to his own statements, called his number – and lo and behold, the doorbell rang from an adjacent piece of rainforest, where the device was under a palm tree. A look at the photo and video gallery caused the big surprise: The primate had apparently – albeit mostly out of focus – photographed itself and made videos while sitting in a tree. In a scene that shows the inside of his mouth, the animal bandit is apparently trying to eat the stolen property, without success.

The student posted videos with the monkey’s selfies on social networks. His tweet alone has already been shared 5000 times. How the animal got into the house and the circumstances of the filming remained unclear. (dpa)

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