A parked bus in northern India was too much temptation for a naughty monkey who seemed to already know how to drive. After turning the key in the ignition, the monkey put the car in gear and enjoyed a quick spin around the block until he crashed into a few parked cars, according to the Daily Mail.
The bus driver was in between station routes at with the Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) and took a moment to get a little shut eye. He woke to see a macaque behind the wheel of the bus. The real bus driver quickly sprinted to the front of the bus and took control.
"Monkeys have become a regular menace at bus stations and workshops, where they often fiddle with vehicles undergoing repair," said UPSRTC regional manager S.K. Sharma, according to Times of India. "They have also damaged CCTV cameras at stations. Three years back we had taken the help of municipal authorities to get rid of them but they have returned."
India has a complicated relationship with wild monkeys, says the Lonely Planet. Monkeys are worshiped as representatives of Hanuman, the monkey god, but with their reckless shenanigans and penchant for mischief, they also steal food and cause other problems.
Sharma stated that the UPSRTC is talking with the local municipal authorities about having an agency catch the monkeys around the bus station and transfer them to a more suitable area.