Man swallowed by sinkhole in Bronx is swarmed by gigantic rats during 30 minutes until rescue arrives (video)


A New York City man was waiting for a bus recently when he fell into a sinkhole that held another horrific surprise for him ― a swarm of rats.

Leonard Shoulders, 33, suffers a broken arm and broken leg after being swallowed by the 12- to 15-foot crater on a Bronx sidewalk.

He couldn’t move, and the rats were crawling all over him,” White explained his brother. “He didn’t scream, because he didn’t want the rats going into his mouth.

The victim’s mother added: “The rats down there were ridiculous, they were so big,” after her son told her his traumatizing story.

Emergency crews took about a half-hour to rescue him and Shoulders was hospitalized, NBC reported.

He’s alive.” Cindy White said. “Thank God.” And the victim has a major lawsuit in his hands. He will get payed.

But damn imagine being 30 minutes corralled by rats in a sinkhole. That must have been so disgusting! He was in rat territory… And some would probably add: “He was already in rat territory by being in NYC.” (but I didn’t say that… Did I?).

More sinkhole news on HuffPost, NBC NY, Strange Sounds and Steve Quayle.

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  1. “But damn imagine being 30 minutes corralled by rats in a sinkhole.”
    Yes I can! I have been to NYC just prior to Giuliani


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