NY Daily News - The rats are coming. And they’re getting smarter.
A subway car full of grown men and women was terrorized by a rodent who caught a ride on the A train Monday morning. The straphangers let out horrified squeals as the furry black creature scurried through the car.
“Shut up!” one woman wailed in despair as an MTA employee came onto the intercom to remind passengers to “remain alert and have a safe day.”
The rat allegedly boarded the downtown A train at the Fulton street station during the morning commute. Jinais Ponnampadikkal Kader uploaded his harrowing experience to You Tube.
“I heard someone shouting ‘RAT on the train!’” Ponnampadikkal Kader told The News. “But by the time everyone we understood what was happening, the doors closed and the train entered the tunnel. We were stuck with him till the other end.”
It’s the kind of situation that brings out the best and worst in people. Some remained seated, lifting their legs up and laughing nervously. Others jumped up onto their seats, sobbing or letting out blood-curdling screams. Some pulled out their cellphones. One man stood his ground defiantly, trying to deliver a death blow. Nothing worked.
“My voice, I lost my voice,” lamented one particularly vocal woman.
Passengers jumped onto their seats and screamed after spotting the rodent.
Ponnampadikkal Kader said he wasn't fazed by the rat. His feet stayed firmly planted on the ground throughout the entire ordeal. But he was surprised by everyone else's reactions.
"Everyone was so scared, even the men were climbing on top of chairs," the 28-year-old software developer from Harrison, N.J. said. "Usually the Monday morning ride is really boring, but this brightened it up."
The video ends as Ponnampadikkal Kader bolts out of the train at the High Street station. He says half of the people who were in the car followed him out the door.
This video sucks. I really only posted it because I don't get how it's being taken as seriously as being shown on the NY Daily News homepage. Really, Daily News? This is must-see stuff for New Yorkers? Cus you know, I can just go to the subway now and if I ride it long enough I'm sure I can come up with something crazier to show you and the rest of New York than a dumb rat running around the floor. If you're on a subway ride that takes anywhere close to an hour, you see shit that makes this seem like a damn fun time.
And seriously, people on the subway. What the fuck was that? It's a fucking rat, not a black mamba. I mean yeah, I don't want subway rabies either, so I'm not saying don't take precaution, but jumping on to all the seats, crying and moaning like you're never going to leave that train car. I'll admit, telling the subway PA system to shut up was pretty funny, but other than that just ridiculously over the top defenses. Hey men on the train, you have feet right? Open the sliding door that nobody is supposed to open and punt that damn thing out of the train. Pretty sure that rat wasn't looking like he was too pumped on being in the car either, so do everyone a favor and pele him outta there.
Yawn, NY Daily News. Find me some crazier shit. We already know that the subway is the number 2 worst thing to deal with in NYC, if you're going to post a video of what goes on underground then at least live up to the hype.
P.S. This had to be the uptown red line, right? All black and hispanic people except the one white professor on his way to teach english at Columbia.