Be careful around rats. Not only do they carry diseases, but some of them have sharp teeth:
A number of weapons were discovered in New York’s Zuccotti Park after Occupy Wall Street protesters were evicted by the Police Department… Gardeners employed by the park owners, Brookfield Properties, to clean up the mess made by occupiers during their two-month stay discovered various knives, including a large kitchen knife and other potential instruments of violence in flower beds throughout the public space, according to officials.
That’s not all…
A court motion related to the clearing of the park filed by Deputy Mayor Cas Halloway last week noted that, “Makeshift items that can be used as weapons, such as cardboard tubes with metal pipes inside, had been observed among the occupiers’ possessions.”
“It was our understanding that the protester[s] may have had a significant number of items that could be potentially used as weapons,” read the statement.
The motion also noted that “knives, mace and hypodermic needles were observed discarded onto the roadway,” after an Oct.1 Occupy Wall Street march across the Brooklyn Bridge.
The safest course is to never let rat infestations get out of control. Otherwise good people will inevitably get hurt — in addition to the rats.
On a tip from Johnny Rotton. Hat tip: Weasel Zippers.