rats trigger burglar alarms

A DeKalb police officer responding to one of over a dozen false burglar alarms at a DeKalb Church’s Chicken Restaurant finally caught the culprits.

Shining his flashlight through a window, the officer spotted rats enjoying a chicken buffet inside the restaurant after hours.

The health department is not amused.

From Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

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.

And this is why fast food is not good for your health.


  • MissyJ

    Y’all seen the fried rat somebody got in their churches of KFC UGH

  • luVn_liFe…

    disgusting! BARFFF I BEAR LEE eat out as it is . . . this here *barf*
    YUCK

  • 80sChild

    Eeeewwwww!! Lawd, I really need to stop eating at these dumb fast food places!!

  • harley_quinn2.0

    This is why I don’t eat fast food ?

  • That’s Interesting

    Yes, if you’re going to eat fast food, don’t eat Church’s and don’t eat it in the hood. Eww.

  • SunnyChi

    Disgusting. You have to be careful eating at these fast food joints.

    Just a while back there was a report that someone saw a mouse in one of subways containers they hold the meats and veggies. Nasty

  • Sexy CJ

    A DeKalb police officer responding to one of over a dozen false burglar alarms at a DeKalb Church’s Chicken Restaurant finally caught the culprits.

    Shining his flashlight through a window, the officer spotted rats enjoying a chicken buffet inside the restaurant after hours…….

  • thrift.store.jungle

    just eat at home, folks. rat droppings and other filth are a far too common occurrence in these places.

  • 1/8

    Thanks, Sandra! It’s been a long day, my brain is fried, and all I’ve had to eat was two apples, a handful of baby carrots, and a few almonds. I was going to treat myself to a Whopper, but now…. ?

  • AnonymousRose

    I just wanna know who actually eat this in 2015 #teamnoshadetho

  • Sexy CJ

    And this is why fast food is not good for your health……#fresh veggies 4 life…….

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    REOPENED?! 2 DAYS?! REPAIRS?! 17 CALLS?!

    BISH!!!

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    My friend asked did I want to go to this one in Raleigh and I said no. It seems they’ve closed all the ones in Cleveland.

  • Junkanoo

    I read years ago most of our food has rat droppings they make it into storage spaces containing a lot of products we buy. Not sure if this is a urban legend
    I do know you can’t trust the FDA they have us eating all kinds of crap that should be banned

  • thrift.store.jungle

    this is scary and not unbelievable at all. just have to say your blessings over your food and hope for the best.

  • thrift.store.jungle

    don’t do it! (but IF u do… grab me one, w/cheese, cut in half, extra mayo)

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Do you just live for the special sauce on the whopper?

  • 1/8

    It’s sooooooo good! ?

  • 1/8

    After reading this article, I kept walking. I’ll fix something when I get home.

  • thrift.store.jungle

    u made the right decision

  • MissyJ

    A whopper got special sauce??? Thought it was ketchup and mayo. Who knew?!

  • MissyJ

    Yep. Our food is allowed by law to have certain amount of bugs, hair, droppings etc per volume

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Real questions

  • SummerBaby

    My kids father! ?

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Where can I watch the soul train awards footage?

  • SummerBaby

    Absolutely Disgusting!

  • lyn Alexandra

    Annnnnd that’s why I don’t eat fast food…Yuk!

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Thanks for the address. Anyone who goes to this church’s after today is fawking nasty

  • harley_quinn2.0

    So a movie critic on access Hollywood just said Michael b. Jordan reminds him of a young Denzel Washington

    ……..

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    *goes grocery shopping tomorrow*

  • Buttercup

    If you think things like this only happen in fast food establishments, I have a bridge in Brooklyn I’d like to sell you. The Cyber Monday deal on it is irresistible.

  • SummerBaby

    I enjoyed Creed! I don’t know about Denzel comparison ?

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Chile they gonna run that thang like a Tyla Purr Medea movie. Stay tuned.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    I haven’t watched it yet but i knew that was stretch ??

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Moniece is that quiet kinda deadly crazy.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Any American Crime fans? I’m not sure if I’m too excited about season 2.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    For sure.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Rich no dollaz took some acting lessons

  • Tammie Reed

    Lawd and my mom smashes those jalapeño peppers lmao!

  • Tammie Reed

    but the thing is, they are only placed in the hood, look around the suburbs, not one in sight! LOL!

  • harley_quinn2.0

    I hope she makes them at home from now on

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    I loved the Okra

  • Tammie Reed

    Thats my hometown, Cleveland! I was there over the Thanksgiving break and all I can say is wow, it has changed! I cant believe people still live there…Geesh!

  • harley_quinn2.0

    I forgot today was the reunion. Welp I`ll catch it later on.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    That’s my city but I agree it’s time for change.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    You ain’t missing nothing. I’m about to go watch the sorry arse Browns with the bestie.

  • Lenina Just Lenina

    There’s also a video of someone returning a sandwich they got from subway with maggots all up and thru it.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Ditto

  • AnonymousRose

    I’ve been saying this for so long, even the Grocery stores….in ATL…Glenwood Ave Got a Publix, but before them sprites moved in it was wayfield……I don’t know whats wrong with my people, DEMAND BETTER

  • Too Many Colors

    The one in Raleigh will kill you. Abort. Abort. Ah-bort.

  • Saphistication

    I don’t eat Churches chicken but stories like this encourages me to cook more…Yikes ?

  • Fendi

    You have to be careful eating at restaurants PERIOD. If you ever come to L.A. and eat at any of the restaurants at Sunset Plaza aside from Mel’s Diner, odds are you’re eating at a restaurant that had vermin. Further West, The Rainbow Bar & Grill was recently shut down for a roach infestation. I was told sometime ago that the Rainbow isn’t clean. I haven’t eaten there in years, so I wasn’t too worried. As good as their food is and as much as I like their ambiance, the Rainbow doesn’t need to worry about seeing me anytime soon. P.S. These establishments are in affluent white areas. Let us not judge.

  • Fendi

    ??????????

  • Fendi

    Don’t forget pesticides! That’s why people need to be educated re: proper food handling. Folks are out here eating unwashed fruits and veggies, claiming you don’t need to rinse meat, etc.

  • Fendi

    I’m hollering! I know someone who recently ate at Church’s. He is in another state. I’m about to send him a link to this story. ROTFL.

  • T3

    I can’t imagine. That is gross!

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    Lmao!!!

  • mzwhang90210

    I really hope. folks don’t think that ONLY fast food or restaurants in the ‘hood” have vermin or bugs. ANY place that serves food is subject to it…including 5 star restaurants. Those letter ratings in the windows only mean the place has a level of infestation so miniscule… that the place was able to pass inspection. The higher the rating…the least amt of “critters.”. But they ALL have critters???

  • Empress

    I used to case manage teens, some who worked at fast food restaurants. Trust me rats are not the worse thing going in there. Just trust me. Dont eat fast food! One of the girls told me, “I like you so I’ma tell you never buy Pizza here.” I won’t tell ya’ll why she said it because this is a family blog.

  • mzwhang90210

    Auntie why’d you have to put those big-o section 8 rats right smack dab ON the chicken tho??????????

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    2 days!!!!!!!!!!!!! No way they got rid of ALL of those rats, plugged every hole, and replaced every food item not encased and out of their each. No. Way! They shouldn’t have been allowed to reopen so soon, and should have been heavily fined. Wtf!

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    Rofl!!!!!!!!!

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    Ooh pretty, almost perfect ….probably gmo though :kona:

  • mzwhang90210

    Folks be like “That’s why I ONLY eat Popeye’s chicken!”
    As if???

  • That’s Interesting

    I have driven 30 minutes for some Church’s chicken. Lol. Grew up eating it. The one by my house was SO GOOD! I don’t think they have real chicken though. Can’t eat it anymore. Too big, especially to be so cheap!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Let’s not forget the rats triggered 17 alarms over 30 days. No way this restaurant is rat and roach-free. Where is Black Lives Matter to picket this nasty restaurant in the hood?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    For illustrative purposes, hun.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    If they did, PETA would stage a counter picket for Rat Lives Matter (and they’d get more media coverage) :kona:

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Yeah they tried it Smh ?

  • Meme81

    Yep, sumthin’ fishy about that. I see Popeyes and KFC in white neighborhoods, definitely Chic Fil A, but not Church’s. Maybe because they serving Ratatouille.

  • Meme81

    20 pieces of chicken cooked for 6.99, yep- DEAD GIVEAWAY!

  • free

    * raises hand slowly * i ain’t gonna lie. on the regular too.

  • Milani

    Nan, just go away!!! :chase:

  • Tammie Reed

    LOL at Ratatouille

  • Tammie Reed

    We don’t even have KFC or Popeyes either just Chic Fil A! Smh!

  • Meme81

    Let me clarify, redneck white neighborhoods.

  • Tammie Reed

    #Dead lol

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

  • MzFutureLCSW

    Disgusting.

  • PettyEyezPrime

    ??? so nasty. I understand the food chain but whyyyyyyyy? Some things are super nasty.

  • JazzyPudding

    Southwest Dekalb Standup…lmao..that area is a mess now

  • lil goodie

    I love me some church’s chicken

  • lil goodie

    They have Popeye’s….

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Lol I did we went to Five Guys instead where I saw this. We don’t have these at home. I was lightweight jelly lol https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ea8b51ae9f4c86182d032d802a8f330b5e0d331769c7e501fe6fa95229303145.jpg

  • Yes, I’m That Leah

    I’ve seen rats at this locations dumpster in the afternoon. I never eat at this location. — EVER.

  • side_i

    But all food should be put away…why are they able to have a chicken dinner ??

  • side_i

    Was he white ?? Probably

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Oh mayo is what the recipe says, the special sauce comes from one of the men in the kitchen, made to order.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    You know it. A black person would never say that so loosely. We wouldn’t say it period ???.

  • Queen B

    I dont fvcks with Churches lol

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    *giggles*
    :kona:

  • Renee26

    AHHHHH….see I knew it was a reason why I never liked churches. All of Churches in Indiana look trashy inside so I’m not surprised about the rats at all. I can’t eat at places that look ran down for this exact reason.

  • Shantonda

    “chicken wings and fries we don’t go on dates” says the rats