An encounter between the Easter Bunny and a parent turned into a brawl at a New Jersey mall. Security officers and nearby police had to break up the “hare-“raising, fur-flying melee. According to witnesses, the trouble started when the Easter Bunny accidentally let go of a child, who was sitting on his lap, causing the child to slip to the floor. The father of the tumbling toddler took offense and instead of expressing his displeasure with words, he punched the lovable holiday character in his fuzzy face. Initially, the harried hare, ducked behind his cardboard house to avoid further confrontation, but as the saying goes, quick as a bunny, he returned–sans paws– and in their place human hands. He then proceeded to pummel the parent.
The brawl did ruffle more than a few feathers. Well, to be honest, it ruffled no feathers as no ducks or birds were involved in the altercation. However, the bruised bunny and the frazzled father were both taken to the hospital with minor injuries. So far, no charges against the hopping-mad hare or human have been filed. While the news reports tried to cover the entire story, there were some questions left unanswered:
- Where did the Easter Bunny get human hands? What happened to his paws?
- Does punching out the Easter Bunny put you on Santa’s naughty list? And if so, for how long?
- How much therapy will the tumbling toddler require after she realizes she will never receive another jelly bean again as long as she lives?
- How come the police took the bunny to a regular hospital and not to the veterinary hospital?
- If the Easter Bunny is arrested, will Cadbury pay his bail?