BRISBANE, Australia – A man known as “Mad Matt” appeared in an Australian court on Monday after filming himself biting the head off a live rat and posting the video on Facebook.
Matthew Maloney, 24, was charged with animal cruelty following a raid by RSPCA investigators after the bizarre stunt in January.He appeared briefly in the Brisbane Magistrates Court, making no plea, with the case adjourned until April 6, a court official said. The video shows Maloney storming into a room, allegedly biting off the rat’s head and washing it down with three shots of vodka. He then gets punched in the face and has a chair broken over his back before saying “beat that”.
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