VIDEO: Rat crawls up sleeping train rider in New York City

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Video shot by Eyewitness News viewer Antony Lin shows a possible rat crawling on a person on a 7 train. (WABC)

A man captured video of a rat crawling on a train rider in New York City.

Antony Lin said he was riding the subway at about 3 a.m. on Sunday when he spotted the rat.

He said a couple riding in the train car with him saw the rodent and moved to different car, but the man in the video wasn't paying attention.

That's when Lin took out his phone and started recording.

"It's not very often that you see a rat on the train. You see them on the platform or the tracks," Lin said. "I'm getting ready to see where this rat is going and all of a sudden it gets near the person. I was like, 'Oh gosh.' I took out my phone because I wanted to document this."

Lin said his video shows the rat crawling up the person, who gets startled and screams.

"There was a high pitch yell and he just ran into the next car," Lin recalled.

Lin said it appeared the rat got off the train at Times Square.
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