Man from Johor ‘finds’ monkey selfies on lost phone

Picture from Malay Mail (Twitter/@Zackrydz)

By John Isaac

NEWS of a man who found his stolen phone in a jungle near his house filled with monkey selfies has been picked up by the media around the world.

Sharing his experience on Twitter recently, Zackrydz Rodzi said he thought his phone was stolen while he was asleep a few days ago.

According to Zackrydz, he had searched all over his house for his phone and all he could find was the casing of his phone which was odd to him.

Zackrydz Rodzi – Picture from Facebook

“It’s impossible to say there was a break-in as all the stuff inside my house are still there and there are no signs of anyone having broken in.”

“And if it was stolen by a thief, why would the thief leave the casing under the bed and take off with the phone?” he wrote in his Twitter thread as first reported by the Malay Mail.

The final year computer science student from Batu Pahat, Johor said he tried using the remote location phone tracking app but to no avail as his phone was offline.

After almost two days of calling and searching for his phone, Zackrydz who was searching for his phone at a nearby jungle when he finally heard a tone, leading him to his ‘stolen’ phone.

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“I checked my phone’s gallery and found out my phone, was ‘stolen’ by a monkey.”

“I don’t know when there there was a monkey living in my housing area but damn you monkey, you’ve made my life miserable for the past couple of days,” he said, adding that he tried to catch the ‘thief’ by luring it with another phone but the suspect didn’t show up.

The thief even took the chance to showcase its photography skills by taking some photos and videos of itself and some trees prior to the phone being discovered.

As it turns out, Zackrydz wasn’t the only victim as the monkey had also stolen and broken two of his neighbours phone previously.

Zackrydz post has been retweeted more than 400 times with comments from other users finding it amusing.

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