The freak-monkey was reported to police as an invader from another planet by housewife Mao Xiping who found the creature in her flat stealing cucumbers.
She told police in Henan Province, central China it had "an alien face" and was unlike anything she had seen before.
And officers were so scared they refused to investigate the premises
Eventually Ms Xiping caught the animal and carried it in a washing basket to the police station.
It was today being investited by zoologists.
Ms Xiping, of Gezhai village, said: “At first I thought it was a rabbit, then I was shocked to see it had an alien face.
“My neighbours agreed it was like nothing we'd seen before. It stopped eating cucumbers when we gave it peaches.”