WEST PALM BEACH (CBS12) - The problem of hoarding came into focus in a neighborhood near West Palm Beach on Wednesday.
Frank Buttaravoli's company, Hello Junk Removal, got a call about a man whose condo was filled with packaged food. The owner had placed cans at the base of piles of boxed and bagged staples, filling the man's living room, dining room and bedroom.
About an hour into the job of hauling away the thousands of packages, rodent sounds could be heard in the apartment.
Eventually worker Rafael Sinkal found what appeared to be a nest of rats, and the animals went scurrying in every direction.
"I have not in any hoarder situation seen rats running around like children on a playground," said Buttaravoli.
Unfortunately neighbors were already aware of the rodent problem.