VIDEO: Selfie-taking rat startles man who passed out at Brooklyn subway stop

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CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn –New York City rats have been making their rounds on social media in recent months, and this selfie-taking rodent is no exception. But be warned, this will make your skin crawl.

An out-of-town visitor and his friend told FOX61 they were waiting for a train at the President Street station in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn when they saw a man passed out, lying down on the subway platform. A rat then climbed onto the man's sweater, startling the poor straphanger who jumped in horror and dropped his cellphone in the process.

Before his freak out, somehow, his cellphone took a picture of the rat and  woke up the subway rider because of the flash.

This was picture the rat took before waking up a man lying down on the President Street subway station. (Photo: FOX 61/Courtesy of Don Richards)

This was picture the rat took before waking up a man lying down on the President Street subway station. (Photo: FOX 61/Courtesy of Don Richards)

The entire incident was captured on video by the pair.

About two months ago, social media entered a frenzy when a rat was caught dragging a pizza down the stairs at the First Avenue subway station.

Less than a month later, an epic brawl between a rat and pigeon for New York City unofficial mascot also became widely popular.