Rat pulls fire alarm, forces building evacuation

Rat pulls fire alarm, forces building evacuation

The video shows the rat tumbling onto the floor after sounding the fire alarming and lights flashing.



By Web Report

Published: Wed 12 Sep 2018, 4:00 PM

Last updated: Wed 12 Sep 2018, 6:32 PM

In a bizarre incident, panicked residents of a condo building in Washington, D.C., rushed out of their homes when the fire alarm sounded. But in reality it was not fire that triggered the alarm but instead it was a rat which set the ringing.   
The surveillance footage showed the rodent scurrying up a metal railing and getting onto the alarm. The rat then grabbed the white handle of the fire alarm, pulling it which in turn sounded the fire alarm as reported by NBCWashington
Whether it was the attractive color or a crumb on the top of the fire alarm that caught the rat's attention, which it tried to get a hold of, pulling at the alarm while performing a fairly impressive pull-up.
The video shows the rat tumbling onto the floor after sounding the fire alarming and lights flashing. However, the entire condo building was evacuated after the incident.


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