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Police warn college students after prank involving dead bunny

It was one of the more “hare-y” entries on the crime log this week.

On Wednesday, Rexburg Police officers responded to a women’s apartment complex for a report that a dead rabbit was hanging on a wall.

When officers arrived at NorthPoint Apartments they discovered a painting had been stolen and in its place was a bag holding a dead rabbit and a threatening note.

Police investigated and were able to identify four male Brigham Young University-Idaho students who entered the apartment without permission. The suspects were later located and told police that they were simply pulling a prank.

The crime log shows the males were given a warning about unlawful entry, petty theft and burglary. No arrest were made or charges filed.

“Apparently they shot this rabbit, put it in a bag and hung it on a wall after removing a painting,” Rexburg Police Captain Randy Lewis told EastIdahoNews.com. “We gave them a stern talking to, I don’t anticipate any future problems with these boys. ”

The original article from East Idaho News can be read here.

'Police warn college students after prank involving dead bunny' have 3 comments

  1. June 5, 2016 @ 7:49 pm Micael T Sampson

    I’ve tried to think of anyway this could be perceived as a prank and these four college students warned of the dangers of getting caught due to security cameras everywhere, and how breaking and entering, burglary,malicious destruction of property,derogatory graffiti,and terrorizing acts might have negative consequences on their lives. It appears to me that these adult “boys” committed these crimes against a young college girl and should be arrested and charged! It is not the job of local police to excuse these crimes as pranks! I would think such a “prank” would be grounds for expulsion from this prestigous university.


  2. June 6, 2016 @ 11:31 am Bethany

    They need to be charged with theft and breaking in. To do any less makes the female students on campus feel unsafe because we know THE POLICE DON’T ACTUALLY STOP INTRUDERS. Way to fail, Rexburg police.


  3. June 6, 2016 @ 11:45 am Amber Mitchell

    I echo the above sentiments, and want to add that I come from a hunting family, and it is desecration to take the life of one of God’s creatures only to use it in a prank. Rabbit meat is good and useful and honors the animal. The skin can be tanned and kept as a reminder of the soft beauty of God’s designs. At the very lease, the carcass / remains can be returned to the land as a meal for coyote and birds.

    This action reminds me more of Ted Bundy’s behavior. He liked to torture dogs before he moved on to women. It’s just… strange… to want to hang an animal on the wall.


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