NEW YORK — Rats are growing bigger by the minute from feasting on trash outside a Chipotle restaurant in Brooklyn Heights. This has been witnessed by the fast food restaurant's fuming neighbors.
According to the neighbors, Chipotle workers dump bags of garbage in front of the eatery at around 6 p.m. every day, and that gives the rats just enough time to eat before the garbage men arrive.
A resident told the Brooklyn Daily Eagle that he sees four or five rats going back and forth from garbage to the building next door under construction, and he wonders how big the rat tribe has grown. And one construction worker told the Brooklyn Daily Eagle that he spotted a giant rat that was bigger than a cat, or the size of a well stuffed burrito.
Chipotle's manager said the ratzilla situation happened only after a new construction at a nearby location started. The manager also said she has seen the giant rats biting through garbage bags and they are particularly aggressive to passers-by.
Brooklynites are urging Chipotle to put its trash in ratproof containers. Who knows, maybe it's only a matter of time before these giant rodents move on to their next target — humans.
Prevent that from happening, a company rep told the New York Post that they will start using secure garbage cans to keep these hairy monsters away.
The Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports construction inspectors found signs of rats at the site back in 2015, but received a clean report just over a year later. The developer did not comment on the recent ratzilla incident.