Sophie Smith of the Herald Sun reports two videos showing rodents flitting freely around a busy McDonald’s restaurant in Melbourne’s inner-north have emerged.
Footage uploaded to social media appears to show at least two vermin scampering along the floor between a service counter and a back bench with sink. Another shows one ducking in and out near a stool.
In another video, uploaded to Facebook by Todd Gilbey on December 2, mice scatter along the floor — and one even grabs a chip.
Firoozeh said there were “lots” of mice.
“It wasn’t like three or four mice,” Firoozeh said.
“We watched them for a while; they were coming in and out.
“There were so many and the guy was just coming and scaring them and telling us that, ‘You cannot take video’, because I asked to see the duty manager.”
Firoozeh, who asked the Herald Sun not to publish her surname, said the duty manager at the 24-hour eatery on the corner of Smith St and Victoria Parade became angered when she and her friends raised their concerns.
“He was aggressively stopping me from taking pictures and photos,” she said.
“I’ve never seen such a dirty McDonald’s.
“No-one is cleaning it and it’s supposed to be open for 24 hours. What’s going on?
“I don’t think it’s healthy at all. They were running around and no-one was doing anything.
“Children eat food there.”