Man Traumatized After Falling Into Sinkhole & Being Swarmed By Rats

Here's a real-life Halloween nightmare: A New York man got swallowed up by a sinkhole filled with rats.

33-year-old Leonard Shoulders was walking to a bus stop in the Bronx when a hole opened up in the sidewalk. 

He fell about 12 feet into an underground vault "teeming with rats", according to the New York Times. His brother says Shoulders was afraid to move or even speak because "he was afraid there were going to be rats inside his mouth.” Fire crews eventually pulled Shoulders to safety. 

He was taken to a hospital with injuries to his head and arm.

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