DELRAY BEACH, Fla. - A Delray Beach restaurant is shut down by a state inspector for more than a thousand rodent droppings. By far, the most we've seen in our Dirty Dining reports .
Giveness Caribbean Restaurant on Congress Avenue was shut down in August for hundreds of rat droppings, and 7 months later the pests are back.
"If you want to come here you have to make an appointment. Get out!" a worker yelled at us as he walked away.
Another employee held a plate over her face.
Workers were not happy to see our camera. They've seen plenty of state inspectors during five visits to Giveness in the last week.
During one visit inspectors found sewage backed up through the floor drains, insects flying around, and the restaurant had to stop selling potentially hazardous chicken, pork, rice, goat and beans.
"What are you doing about the rats that are running around here?" we questioned.
"You look like a rat!" the employee snapped back.
Restaurants might think I am a pest, because I'm exposing them. I do it because I'm fighting for you.
The restaurant was fined $800 in October for rat droppings found during an August inspection. In April, the restaurant was fined $1,800, for a variety of food safety issues.
According to state records, the restaurant's food license is also expired.