Easter Bunny attacked by hot, cross customer

Last updated 10:22 16/07/2013

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An Australian teacher with stress-related problems ripped the head off an Easter Bunny mascot at Bunnings and yelled at the crowd that the bunny was not real, a court has been told.

Children began crying after Darren John Harry said: "It's not the real Easter Bunny. He's a fraud. Bunnings is a fraud taking down local hardware stores just like Mitre 10."

The first attack happened when the Easter Bunny was giving children high fives and posing for photographs at the New South Wales store in March, the Border Mail reported.

The person wearing a three-piece costume, including a helmet assembly with chin strap and large pink ears, had his head and neck jerked backwards when the bunny's head was pulled by Harry and the chin strap broke.

Another employee asked several times for Harry to leave the store before being shoved.

He lost his balance, fell backwards into a child and then to the ground. The whole incident was captured on closed-circuit camera.

Harry was charged with offensive behaviour, malicious damage and two counts of assault.

His solicitor Jason Hanke said Harry was extremely stressed on the day with a disabled child missing from home.

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