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Man finds massive dead rat in Subway sandwich

Needless to say, he was refunded.

ONE SUBWAY CUSTOMER in Oregon got a bit of an unpleasant surprise earlier this month when he opened up a sandwich to find this dead rat inside.

Capture Source: Matt Jones/Facebook

Jay Armstead was given a full refund after the rodent was spotted wrapped up in his spinach.

“It was unfortunate I was the lucky recipient,” he told KGW.

It was wet and dead. His tail was curled up and you could see his two front teeth.

His friend, Matt Jones, claims to have seen the Subway employee dig the rat out of a bin before plopping it into the spinach, cheese and salami sandwich.

Jones posted the now-viral photo of the Italian sub on social media, saying, “Good thing we didn’t bite into it!”

“It’s the funniest thing I’ve ever seen, but it’s also the most disgusting thing I’ve ever seen,” he told KGW.

I laughed because I was like, there is no way this just happened.

Local health services official Cheryl Connell said the rat had come in bagged spinach and that the case posed no risk to public health.

“The investigation determined that the rodent problem did not come from inside the facility. It was probably in a bag of the bagged spinach product, not from the facility itself,” she said.

Everything was sanitised and cleaned properly afterwards.

Subway said the outlet in question had disposed of all its products and been given a “clean bill of health”.

The company apologised to the two men – and Armstead seems to be taking the whole episode on the chin, calling it just a “freak accident”.

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Catherine Healy

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