Target responds to viral video of rats crawling through Hampton store, stops food sales


HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — A Facebook video went viral after showing what appeared to be two rats crawling on top of a Hampton Target store shelf.

The original video was posted on March 17.

10 On Your Side reached out to Target for a comment. Spokesperson Brian Harper-Tibaldo says they’ve halted food sales at the Holt Avenue location while pest control addresses the incident.

“We apologize for any inconvenience and invite our guests to visit our nearby store on Jefferson Avenue in Newport News for food needs,” says Harper-Tibaldo. “We appreciate the efforts of our team and partners to resolve this situation as soon as possible.”

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