In a bizarre incident, a monkey reportedly took a bus under its control in Uttar Pradesh on Monday before the designated driver finally managed to regain control of the vehicle in a matter of moments.
The Times of India reports that although the incident did not cost any human loss, two other parked buses were damaged.
Reportedly, the conductor of the public bus left the vehicle at the old roadways station in search of passengers while the driver decided to take a nap in the back seat half an hour prior to the departure.
The monkey climbed inside the driver's cabin and managed to start the ignition as the key was left in the slot.
"The driver managed to regain control of the bus but not before it hit two other parked buses," said UPSRTC regional manager SK Sharma told TOI.
"Monkeys have become a regular menace at bus stations and workshops, where they often fiddle with vehicles undergoing repair. 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," Sharma added.