Pilfered primates pop up in sunny Fort Myers, Florida. This strange case involves twin brothers, apes, Facebook, and a Waffle House.
Two gibbons named Cody and Caylee were reported missing from Doniphan on Monday, and their owner says she had no doubt who had them.
"Okay, this is Frankie getting his diaper changed," the voice on a YouTube video says.
The clip has racked up millions of views, but now the apparent video makers are locked up.
Twin brothers Jacob and Michael Ruehlman, 20, stand accused of stealing endangered gibbons used for therapy in central Nebraska and pet-napping them to Florida.
Gibbon owner Nancy Stephens told investigators to focus on the brothers, since they spent the summer living with her.
Videos on YouTube linked from Jacob Ruehlman's Twitter account appear to show them with Cody and Caylee.
Stephens says it was "gut-wrenching" to learn the primates, valued at $25,000 each, were missing.
She spread word on Facebook, where the owner of a monkey sanctuary in Florida got involved.
Deborah Misotti, owner of The Talking Monkey Project Inc. in Clewiston, Florida, knew Stephens and the Ruehlmans through Facebook.
According to investigators in Florida, Misotti was able to get in touch with Jacob and convinced him to bring the gibbons to her as she has a license for Class 1 Primates.
They met at a Waffle House where officers from the Lee County Sheriff's Office in Fort Myers stopped the brothers and recovered the monkeys.
Nancy Stephens says officers took the case seriously.
She told NTV, "They took it like it was a kidnapped child, not a monkey."
The gibbons are alive and well and their owner thanks police for getting to the bottom of this monkey business.
Stephens told NTV, "Give credit to the Hall County Sheriff. You can have faith in law enforcement and they do their jobs."
Before they can post more videos, Jacob and Michael Ruehlman will have to post bond.
Stephens said the animals resemble monkeys but are actually apes. The owner says she uses them for those in therapy to help them bond and hopes to have them home soon.
Both Ruehlmans are being charged in Florida with possession of stolen property, and burglary charges are currently pending in Hall County. Federal charges are also pending since the brothers apparently lacked licenses for the animals.