Workers at a Chongqing-based media company said they heard “screams coming from the office area” when a crocodile broke loose from its cage and began walking about the building.
One employee said that staff received an email from their company explaining that “there appears to be a crocodile in the office,” and that everyone should “evacuate in an orderly manner,” GBTimes reports, citing CRI.
People began rushing out of the building, witnesses said, while a few brave souls stayed behind to catch the croc.
It was later discovered that the reptile had escaped from its cage after the head of the company purchased it from his friend’s farm and had it sent to the office.
“The man was reluctant to comment on the incident but admitted that he was planning to eat the crocodile,” according to the report.