German police officers were called to investigate an intimidating stalker standing outside a couple’s home. They were pleasantly surprised when it turned out that the intruder was merely a 6ft statue of the Easter Bunny.
The worried couple in Duisburg, Germany called police on Easter Sunday after being frightened by an intimidating prowler with a ‘striking face’ outside their home.
The residents told officers they felt in danger after spotting the tall shadowy figure peering through their window.
A police spokesman confirmed: ‘The couple said they felt harassed by a “stalker” standing directly in front of their window.’
Attending officers even had a detailed description of the suspect as they made their way to the property.
The official call log read: ‘About 1.80 metres tall, yellow shirt, blue check trousers, green rucksack and a “striking” face.’
Officers were quick to arrest the buck-toothed bunny, with one officer adding: ‘We took him into custody but he hasn’t said much yet. It was a pretty good joke and we’re waiting for his owners to come and get him.’
Officials believe the bunny was place outside the couple’s home as a practical joke.
A mall Easter Bunny in Virginia was arrested after he was reported as ‘acting suspicious’ while on break.
Bunny-suited Joshua Lee Bolling, 24, was found in illegal possession of prescription narcotics while entertaining children at the Piedmont Mall in Danville.
Bolling was escorted to a private changing area during his arrest to escape view of the children.
Employees within the mall contacted police after reports of the rabbit acting strange during his breaks on Friday.
They suggested ‘possible criminal drug activity’ taking place.
When confronted by police he was found in possession of pills.
‘His suspicious behaviour took place while he was on breaks and not during his contact with children,’ the police report stated.
Bolling was working as a contract worker for the mall, not directly employed by them.
The Danville Police Department’s Street Crimes Unit worked with the mall’s management and security leading to his arrest.
Ohio police said that a man was arrested after finishing a shift as the Easter Bunny. He pleaded guilty to stealing $1,600 worth of DVDs from a store.
Lt. Dan Molnar with the Mentor Police Department said investigators were seeking Justin Medema, 27, of Painesville, on a felony theft charge for allegedly stealing more than $1,600 worth of DVDs from the Mentor Sam’s Club store.
Following a tip that Medema was working as the Easter Bunny at the Heartland of Mentor retirement home, Cleveland police sprang into action.
Molnar said Medema was arrested at home after finishing his shift.
Medema, who pleaded guilty Monday, is due back in court the day after Easter.