These photos capture the bizarre moment a rat was tied to a trolley and paraded around as a thief. The pictures of the tied up rat instantly went viral across Chinese social media. The paper strapped to the rat’s chest reads that it had been stealing rice from a convenience store. The pictures were initially posted to Weibo and the caption read: “A friend of mine found a small rat in the warehouse of a convenient store.”
The note around the rat’s neck explained why it was strapped to a trolley and said: “Huh, is this the best you could do? Even if you beat me to death, I would not admit that the rice at your home had been stolen by me.' The owner of the store didn’t expect that the crucified rat would receive so much attention. He stated: “Some people pitied the rat, some people hated the rat, and some people found it to be funny. I pity the rat. It's just a small animal. It would almost certainly die being treated like this,” he added.