NEW YORK CITY — Five employees of the news organization the Daily Dot were mauled in a zombie attack at the company’s New York City office this afternoon.
The attack occurred at 3:30pm ET, when a female zombie staggered into the newsroom to feast upon juicy brains.
The zombie arrived with a handler—ordered via ride-sharing app Lyft—and attached to a chain; panic ensued when the chain snapped and the handler quickly lost control of his creature.
Gabe Bergado, 23, a writer for the LOL section, was the first victim.
There appear to be no hard feelings between Bergado and his undead assailant, however.
me and bae pic.twitter.com/dBWgmyqtQ4— gabe bergado (@gabebergado) October 30, 2015
Deputy Opinion Editor Derrick Clifton, 26, also had his brains eaten after attempting to take a selfie with the the zombie.
Lifestyle Editor Jessica Wakeman, 31, Lifestyle Reporter Marisa Kabas, 28, and Executive Assistant Rachael Berkey, 32, also met their untimely end in the carnage.
Experts believe the Daily Dot zombie attack was so successful because the zombie disoriented her victims first by turning off overhead lights in the office:
The sole survivor of the Walking Dead-style attack upon on the Daily Dot office was Politics Intern Deron Dalton, 26, who fled the premises upon the arrival of the zombie.
Photo via Jessica Wakeman