It sounds bananas, but it looks like monkeys are engaging in serious criminal behavior in Delhi, India.
Security cameras at a local branch of the State Bank of India recently captured video of a monkey ripping open the front panel of an ATM, according to the Hindustan Times.
But while the monkey appears to have committed the crime of vandalism, it is apparently no thief.
The video shows the primate pulling off a piece of plastic to play with, before scurrying away without taking any cash.
As you might expect, Twitter users went ape for the video, with many people offering theories as to the monkey’s M.O., some more sinister than others.
monkey thinking its a fridge and it had fruits
— chaitanyaچائے (@chaitudeveloper) May 6, 2020
Train a monkey for money heist from atm, is a good idea for atm looters, later no traces found.
Even if found, nothing happens..,..
Looks like monkeys were developed and coming very closer to human behaviour and thinking……
— P M (@PM_281) May 7, 2020
Yesterday came across a video of a monkey trying to kidnap an infant today this. Bloody humans will even corrupt animals for their selfish needs. 😡
— उतिष्ठ भारतः – विकास (@vmurarka) May 6, 2020
One person thought the real story was the bank’s somewhat sketchy security.
@TheOfficialSBI is this the quality of ur ATMs that even a monkey can open them so easily😑
— Shivam Teotia (@ShivamT34036850) May 6, 2020
Of course, some people predicted the video was a sign of things to come.
PLANET OF THE APES!! EVOLUTION IS HAPPENING. Yeah you humans you consider us the lesser mortals.. Watch this oh yeah….
— p(e)acemaker (@4everanks324) May 6, 2020