Rat Breaks Into an ATM, Eats Nearly $20,000 in Cash, Then Drops Dead

This rat nearly got away with $18,000!

After reports of a malfunctioning ATM, investigators found $18,000 in shredded bank notes and the remains of one money-hungry rat.

Officials report that the clever rodent evaded security, entered into the ATM vault, and proceeded to feast upon nearly half the cash locked inside.  Out of the $42,685 that was supposed to be available, only $25,022 was recovered intact.    

“We have started an investigation into this rare incident and will take measures to prevent a recurrence,” said branch manager Chandan Sharma.

Police say that the rat acted alone, with no human accomplices.