Alarm calls at DeKalb restaurant triggered by rats, not burglars

Good news: The recent rash of alarm calls at a DeKalb County Church’s Chicken was not the product of burglars or break-ins.

Gross news: The calls were likely triggered by rats.

Channel 2 Action News reported that, in a span of just 30 days, DeKalb County police officers responded to 17 alarm calls at the Church’s at Candler Road and Glenwood Avenue. The 17th time around, an enterprising officer looked through the drive-thru window and spotted rats running around inside.

The officer used his cellphone to record the furry invaders.

The health department said the rodents were likely gaining access through a crawlspace at the rear of the building and entering the kitchen through holes in the ceiling and walls. The restaurant closed Friday but opened again Monday after a series of repairs, Channel 2 reported.

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