A monkey has crashed a bus after taking it for a joyride while the driver was sleeping.
The animal sneaked into the vehicle while it was parked in a garage in Uttar Pradesh, northern India, reports the Metro.
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With half an hour until his next departure, the driver had gone to the back of the bus for a sleep.
The monkey climbed into the driver's cabin and managed to start the vehicle with the keys that had been left in the ignition.
The driver rushed to the cabin and tried to chase the monkey away, but it had somehow shifted the bus into second gear before it jumped out.
The bus hit two other parked buses before the driver could regain control.
Speaking to the Times of India, UPSRTC regional manager SK Sharma, said: "The driver managed to regain control of the bus but not before it hit two other parked buses.
"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."