On a quiet Tuesday morning, the Johnson family awoke to a most peculiar sight. In the laundry room, their washing machine had completed its cycle, but their laundry basket was empty. Where were all their clothes?
Upon further inspection, they found that all their clothes were in the dryer. But that wasn’t the only strange thing. All their clothes were clean and dry, but one sock from each pair was missing.
The Johnson’s couldn’t figure out what was going on. They had never had this happen before. They didn’t know if they should be worried or not.
After a few days of this, they began to notice that other items were disappearing as well. A spoon here, a fork there. They even found that their dog’s food bowl was empty one morning, despite the fact that they had filled it the night before.
The family was baffled. They had no idea what was going on. They didn’t know if they were being robbed or if some sort of prank was being played on them.
One night, they heard a noise coming from the laundry room. They slowly crept down the stairs to see what was going on.
There, in the laundry room, they found a small creature rummaging through the laundry basket. It was a creature they had never seen before.
It was about the size of a rat, but it had a long tail and big ears. The creature looked up at them and then scurried away.
The family now knew what was going on. They had a clothes thief in their home!
They set up a trap to catch the creature, and sure enough, the next day they found it in their trap.
They took the creature to the local zoo to see if they could identify it. The zoo keeper told them that it was a kleptomaniac monkey.
Apparently, this type of monkey is known for stealing small items. The zoo keeper said that they often escape from zoos and end up in people’s homes.
The family was relieved that they finally knew what was going on. They were also glad that they had caught the monkey before it could steal anything else.
Now, the only mystery left was where all their missing socks were.