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.

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