What started as a normal visit with the Easter Bunny at a New Jersey mall ended with the man in the bunny costume getting into a brawl with the father of a young girl who was there for a photo-op (video below).
In video shared on Twitter on March 20, the Easter Bunny can be seen, without the head from his costume, in the middle of an intense brawl in Jersey City’s Newport Centre Mall, NJ.com reports.
The two men are briefly separated by bystanders as the altercation heats up, but the bunny throws off his gloves, approaches the father, and swings a few punches at him.
According to NJ.com, the bunny told police that the mall fight began when a 1-year-old girl slipped out of the chair after having her photo taken. He said the girl’s father then began verbally and physically attacking him.
The bunny and the father were both taken to Jersey City Medical Center-Barnabas Health to treat their minor injuries after the fight.
Jennifer Morrill, the Jersey City spokeswoman, said no charges have been filed yet while the investigation continues.