Rat boards NYC train, crawls on passengers

January 14, 2011 (NEW YORK CITY)

A sleepy passenger riding in the subway got a rude awakening when a rodent hopped a free ride on an overnight route in New York.

The bold creature was jumping all over the car and even took a snooze on a tired man's lap.

Another passenger recorded the incident on his pocket camera, while others scrambled to get away from the rat as it bolted around.

Some passengers switched train cars, but no one saw the rat ever get off the train.

He could still be joy-riding through the subway!

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