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.