It was the symbol of New York City tenacity that resonated around the world: Pizza Rat, the humble rodent living life on the platform edge, was a viral sensation and popular Halloween costume. The people at PrankvsPrank recently decided to immortalize the meme in robot form, and drove the robot around the city. It turns out that people are less enthusiastic about Pizza Rat when it's near them and could possibly carry the bubonic plague.

Here's an instructional video on how to make your own Robot Pizza Rat to scare your roommate in the shower or to recycle old pizza.

Sources: h/t Gothamist