Rat Eats $19,000 After Sneaking Into ATM Through Hole

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The ATM had been broken for some time.

Talk about an expensive meal!

A rat reportedly slipped through a hole in the back of an ATM in northeastern India and began eating the bills inside - $19,000 worth.

The police superintendent in the town of Tinsukia, Mugdha Jyoti Mahanta, said when technicians arrived on June 11 to fix a broken State Bank of India ATM, they found a dead rat inside it and Indian currency notes worth nearly 1.3 million rupees chewed to shreds.

The ATM had been broken since May 20, reports said.

A bank employee told a local outlet an investigation has been ordered about the incident.