Rodent stole woman’s mail for two months, exterminator says

A Brooklyn exterminator solved the mystery of a Bedford-Stuyvesant woman’s missing mail on July 13 when he discovered a rat’s nest containing two months’ worth of lost letters beneath his client’s brownstone’s stairs.

“She thought it was the post office’s fault, and was complaining to them,” said rodent slayer James Molluso, of Northeastern Exterminating.

The exterminator found some 35 unopened bills and other dispatches in the rat’s abode beneath the woman’s home on Halsey Street near Bedford Avenue. The mail was easy pickings for the bewhiskered bandit that Molluso dubbed “Mail Rat,” which would snatch it from the stairway’s landing, where a postal worker often tossed letters instead of using the mailbox, he said.

Source: Squeak thief! Rodent stole woman’s mail for two months, exterminator says • Brooklyn Paper