— NBCWashington (@nbcwashington) September 9, 2018
It’s not something you see on a regular basis: a rat crawls up a handrail, then jumps several inches into the air toward the fire alarm. The rodent succeeded in pulling the alarm, forcing the evacuation of the entire building. Residents were surprised to learn there was no fire.
This happened at a condominium building in Washington, D.C. during the summer of 2017. But the surveillance video was recently obtained by NBC Washington and has quickly gone viral on social media. The video has been viewed more than 17,000 times on the TV station’s Facebook page and garnered more than 11,000 likes on Twitter.