"It was just so insane, I couldn't not laugh," she told WNBC.
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Finkel made sure the dogs didn't come in to investigate the commotion while she let her boyfriend try to deal with the critter. He trapped it in a bag, but it started making noises. That's when Finkel lifted the bag to try to get a photo and the rat went back down the pipe, WNBC reported.
They spoke to the landlord, who told them the rat visitor was a first.
The sink had been missing the stopper, but they said they will be replacing it now.