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Video: Rat Gets Trapped Inside Change Dispenser Of MetroCard Machine

March 12, 2019 - 2:00 pm
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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — You might want to make sure you have exact change next time you go to fill up your MetroCard.

A video posted to social media Tuesday showed a rat trapped inside the change dispenser of a MetroCard vending machine.

How much money would have to be in the change return for you to reach in there? #subwaycreatures (@ranuchbk)

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The clip, posted by the popular page subwaycreatures, shows the rodent struggling to escape the change return slot at an unknown subway station.

“How much money would have to be in the change return for you to reach in there,” the caption read.

City Council Speaker Corey Johnson shared the clip on his Twitter page, writing “OMG!”

“This is very troubling and we’re looking into how it could’ve happened, including the possibility that someone may have planted it,” MTA spokesman Andrei Berman told the New York Daily News. “This is clearly an anomaly and the recent Subway Action Plan, Group Station Manager program and deep clean program have been helping to get stations significantly cleaner.”

It remains unclear when the video was recorded.