Health officials investigate Popeyes after woman claims she was served fried rat head

FOX NEWS - New York City health department officials are investigating a Popeyes location after a woman claims she was served a fried rat head in her chicken meal.

On Sunday, Rosemary Thomas shared a series of images on Facebook, which she claims shows a rodent head that had been breaded and deep-fried.

"Friends and family, this is a meal Popeyes in Harlem served my daughter, my niece and sister. This is clearly a rat and they have the nerve to have a 5 rating by the department of health."

The Popeyes location in question, located Manhattan's Harlem neighborhood, received an "A" grade from the city's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in April after passing a routine inspection, reports DNA Info. However, the restaurant was written up on three separate occasions since 2013 after authorities found "evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas."

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