Fatso was coming up from the Brooklyn underground, popped up between sidewalk cracks and became stuck. And to their personal horror, a pedestrian accidentally stepped on Fatso's head. This is one of the worst rodent infestations New York has seen in decades, which has resulted in residents suing the city, citing pandemic-era outdoor dining as the cause for increased infestation.
Fatso could be seen on the way to work for passer-bys and was still there on the way home, making it clear that Fatso was, in fact, dead. According one pedestrian, Dylan Wells:
“I walked past it twice: the first time I had a debate with a woman about whether it was still alive. It obviously wasn’t."
“Second time I was behind a woman wearing flip flops, on her phone, not paying attention and she stepped on its head and screamed."
Ick. And eek.