Hanging monkey investigated

The local man didn’t seem intimidated when he found the bright blue stuffed monkey hanging by a jump rope noose inside his mother’s storage unit late Monday afternoon.
Becky Vargo
Apr 14, 2014

Still he called 911 and reported a threatening note was attached to the monkey.

The note read: “This is you!!!”

An Ottawa County Sheriff’s deputy responded to the call that came across the scanner at 4:14 p.m. on 4/14/14.

The deputy would not respond when asked if the incident was a prank.

The man, who declined to give his name, said he went to the storage unit – at M&M Storage on Robbins Road, to remove some items for charitable donations.

He declined to comment any further and would not say whether or not the unit had been broken into. He locked a padlock on the unit before he left the scene.

The deputy took the monkey, a note and another piece of paper from the site. He did not reveal what was on the other piece of paper.

The man reporting the incident said he understood police would move forward with the investigation on Tuesday.


Barry Soetoro

I would love to hear that 911 call. My guess is the monkey hung himself for having to live in that dump. The other piece of paper was the suicide note stating as much. Now I can see why GHT wants to add another deputy...


This seems much more serious than a hanging lawn chair - hopefully LEDA will move quickly and decisively to schedule community meetings on the event. Maybe the Blue Man Group can perform.


Can you describe the monkey sir, “ah, yes it was a brown monkey with a white nose, but when I found him hanging here, he was…(sniffle) all blue!” I’m going ape crazy trying to figure out what happened. It actually is driving me bananas. I swung from side to side of this storage unit trying to find clues before dialing 9+1+1 and wasting everyone’s time however, I’m just so curious as to what happen. Yes, my name IS indeed, George, how did you know?”


Hah, I knew it was racist - apparently tinged with LGBT problems.


This has a kinky element to it. Could Obama be behind it? According to Gordon Klingenschmitt, Obama has now gone "full perversion"...."Gordon Klingenschmitt, the GOP politician and gay exorcist who believes that the Employment Non-Discrimination Act is a demonic plot to make Christians “starve to death” and “participate in sodomy,” yesterday pointed to 2011 OPM guidelines on transgender personnel as proof that “Obama has now gone to full perversion as a matter of policy.” - See more at: http://www.rightwingwatch.org/co...

Barry Soetoro

"People for the American Way" ... LOL you're so funny L.


I can not believe they followed up on this story or at least until further investigation if it was a prank or something.

Back to the Wall

They are pranks no longer, comrade.

This is obviously a terroristic offense, or worse, a direct insult against (insert protected class here).

It will not be tolerated.


I think the choice of a "hanging Monkey" to hang as a prank on someone was a good one!....April Fools!


I blame George W. Bush and the Tea Party...



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