A rat pulled a fire alarm and emptied out an entire D.C. condominium building, joining the pantheon of viral rodents like “Pizza Rat” and “Showering Rat.” So far, though, it hasn’t been suitably named.
The incident took place over the summer when residents evacuated the building after the fire alarm was set off, only to find there was no blaze, NBC Washington reported. The perpetrator remained unknown.
Now surveillance footage obtained by the news outlet shows who the culprit was.
In the video footage shared by NBC on Twitter, the rat climbs up onto a handrail, then jumps up and pulls down the handled on the wall-mounted fire alarm, triggering the evacuation.
The post has since been widely shared and generated hundreds of views.
Earlier this year “Showering Rat” took the internet by storm after a video emerged showing the rodent standing on its hind legs and "washing" itself with soapy water in a bathroom sink in Huaraz city, Peru.
The New York City rodent dubbed “Pizza Rat” became a legend after it was captured on video hauling a slice of pizza down some subway steps.
Then there were the “Churro Rats,” last year's viral New York City rodents that duked it out over dinner, and “Pigeon Rat,” the brave rodent that famously battled a pigeon in the streets of New York.
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