And to think, we thought Master Splinter was killed last week by an unfortunate Swedish couple who found him in their kitchen.
In other rat news, a giant rodent was seen scampering up and down a case of baked goods at a Manhattan-area Dunkin’ Donuts.
So yes, “America runs on rodents.” Apparently.
According to Gothamist:
YouTube user “Pjayone” uploaded the video on April 1st, and claims the footage was captured at the Dunkin’ Donuts at 37th Street and 8th Avenue. In an email, he elaborates, “At two-thirty [in the morning] every [day] the workers load the shelves with the mornings wares. Shortly thereafter like clockwork the rats come out and party.”
Asked about rats at the establishment, an employee told us, “I haven’t seen anything like that,” and suggested we call back in the morning to speak with a manager.
Our love for chocolate-frosted donuts with assorted sprinkles and a large Dunkaccino makes us want to believe this is all a cruel April Fool’s joke, but Pjayone provided more video evidence of the buff rats that proves they’ve been eating a lot more carbs than your average rodent:
Still, Health Department records say the Midtown establishment wears a coveted A-grade, despite being cited in November 2013 for “facility not vermin proof” (obviously). And when Gothamist asked a man who identified himself as the location’s manager about the rat party, he said, “We don’t have any issue like that.”
But clearly….you do.
And it’s probably a good thing. Our donut obsession was getting a little out of hand anyway.
SOURCE: Gothamist | VIDEO SOURCE: YouTube