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Cupcake Rat Caught on Camera Infiltrating Sprinkles Display Case

It’s no pizza rat, but the rodent still cause some headaches at the Americana at Brand

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Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

The Glendale outlet of Sprinkles Cupcakes was briefly closed after a passerby caught and uploaded footage of a large rodent crawling around inside the pastry case. The video first came to light on Saturday, says the Glendale News-Press, though it does not offer a date for when it was actually filmed.

Though it was apparently off-hours at the popular Sprinkles shop inside The Americana at Brand in Glendale, customers and Sprinkles corporate were obviously alarmed to find the footage. In a statement provided to the paper, a rep for the cupcake company noted that “an unfortunate set of circumstances, including a structural malfunction” ultimately allowed what appears to be a rat to infiltrate the restaurant’s display case. The video is below.

The Americana outlet of Sprinkles, including their round-the-clock cupcake ATM, was shut down over the weekend, but a call to the store today confirms that they have indeed reopened.