More Monkey Business at the SF Zoo

Security guards catch three men who jumped a gate into off-limits area at the San Francisco Zoo late at night.

By Kellie Onaga
|  Tuesday, Jan 10, 2012  |  Updated 11:28 AM PDT
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Banana-Sam Hungry After Zoo Monkeynapping

It's unclear whether three men caught trespassing at the zoo are connected to the stealing of a monkey about 10 days ago.

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Banana-Sam Hungry After Zoo Monkeynapping

Banana-Sam, the 17-year-old squirrel monkey stolen from the San Francisco Zoo, is seen snacking on food after his return.
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The zoo's not the place to browse for pets, but who knows what three men were up to when they jumped a back gate and trespassed on San Francisco Zoo property over the weekend.

Some might say they were probably up to some monkey business.

The San Francisco Examiner reports security guards nabbed the men Sunday night - after they were caught in a secure area of the zoo.  The paper said the guards spotted the men at around 11:40 p.m.

Only one of the them had identification on him. He was cited by police.  The two others did not, and were in turn booked by officers.

The break-in comes about 10 days after the disappearance of a squirrel Monkey - who was stolen from his cage at the zoo.

"Banana Sam" was returned a day later.  A good samaritan says he spotted the monkey in a tree at nearbyStern Grove Park, lured him into his backpack and turned little "Banana Sam" over to police. 

It's not clear if this latest break-in is connected.

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