(Reuters) – Police in Idaho Falls have told a man to stop wearing a bunny suit in public after people complained he has been frightening children. Residents in the northwestern city of 54,000 people also reported William Falkingham, 34, occasionally wears a tutu with the bunny suit, police said in a statement on Tuesday.

Police warned Falkingham after a woman said she saw him dressed in the costume, peeking at her young son from behind a tree and pointing his finger like a gun. While a police report said other residents were “greatly disturbed” by his activities, one neighbor defended Falkingham as eccentric but otherwise harmless. “He’s got the bunny outfit, a cowboy suit and a ballerina dress but you don’t see him except where he’s tripping through his backyard,” Deborah Colson told Reuters. “He’s got a strange lifestyle at home but we all do weird things at home.”

Falkingham told officers he “enjoys wearing the suit” but understands the concerns and that he could be cited as a public nuisance, police spokeswoman Joelyn Hansen said.

Maybe they should just declare open season on Wascally Wabbits.




  1. Faxon says:

    Now this is a guy who is his own man. Good for him. “Land of the Free”, remember?

  2. What? says:

    This guy is a “Furry”.

    Totally wierd thing.

    Why can’t women go topless, is what I want to know…

  3. LibertyLover says:

    This guy is nothing more than cross dresser.

    Of course he’s crossed straight from humans to animals, but that’s his business.

    Let him be.

  4. /T. says:

    # 2 What? said, on August 6th, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    Why can’t women go topless, is what I want to know…

    Here in Ontario, it’s not illegal … but alas, that fact hasn’t proved to be a sufficient motivator.

    /T.

  5. ReadyKilowatt says:

    Dear Sir, I wish to complain in the strongest possible terms about the song which you have just broadcast, about the lumberjack who wears women’s clothes. Many of my best friends are lumberjacks and only a few of them are transvestites. Yours faithfully, Brigadier Sir Charles Arthur Strong (Mrs.) PS I have never kissed the editor of the Radio Times.

    Python (Monty)

  6. TThor says:

    Only in America…. complaint of a crazy guy in a costume….. (sic!)

  7. a real american says:

    Exactly how does one go about pointing a finger in a way not like a gun when dressed as a bunny? The woman knows she does not have a real reason to complain so she adds in the bit about the man pointing a finger gun at her child.

    The fact that the reporter choose to include that detail shows how lame the whole story is.

  8. nobody says:

    He should just wear a white sheet and pointy white hood – then it would be protected free speech.

  9. UncDon says:

    It would be worse, of course, if he dressed as a cow and pointed his (her?) udders at little children.

  10. msbpodcast says:

    Could be worse, he could be the naked cowboy” and doing who-knows-what to your kids.

  11. Skeptic says:

    Sure, they go after the poor rabbit, but what about that Alice girl who’s always high on mushrooms and following him around everywhere?

  12. msbpodcast says:

    ♫ Distraction of the week on No Agenda. Look over there… ♫

    We got the world economy melting down, the USA credit rating going down like a two dollar whore, and about to cost us a trillion dollars interest, and you blather on about some paranoid cunt going on about some idiot in a bunny suit.

    WTF????

    I give the fuck up…

    You people don’t know how to add, subtract, multiply or divide…

  13. admfubar says:

    what they didnt mention is he leaves the rear flap down on his bunny suit.

  14. jbenson2 says:

    He should move to San Francisco. He’d be right at home there.

  15. Drive By Poster says:

    He was looking for those kids who kept stealing his breakfast cereal when he was arrested.

  16. George says:

    A man dresses in a bunny suit and they call the police.

    Four men dress as a sock puppet, a robot, a teddy bear, and Mr. X and you have a KIA commercial.

  17. McCullough says:

    #12. If all you’re looking for is doom and gloom, then park your ass on Alex Jones website.

    We happen to like mixing it up a little bit. I cannot do doom and gloom 24/7…got it? Don’t like it…don’t visit. But for Christ’s sake stop you’re whining.

  18. Animby says:

    #17 McCullough: Here! Here!

  19. Dr Bork says:

    These furry animal suits would make an acceptable and fun alternative to the burka, a win/win for everyone.

  20. LibertyLover says:

    #18, ditto

  21. chris says:

    There was a guy I used to see occasionally near where I worked at the time who wore a ballet tutu. He rode a girl’s bike which I guessed would protect his modesty. Thing was, he’d never really do anything: just stand there in his sad ass getup.

    If you’re going to go to all the trouble might as well enjoy it.

  22. Peppeddu says:

    Democracy at work guys.

    If you’re not allowed to see something that you don’t like, you don’t live in a free society.

  23. Animby says:

    Just curious.
    Why aren’t those kids who wear their pants halfway down to their knees a public nuisance?

    Maybe if their boxers are a bunny rabbit print…

  24. GregAllen says:

    Now if he was gardening in his bunny suit — that would be a constitutional right!

    Seriously, I wonder if this guy has developmental issues. I’ve seen that several times — grown men harmlessly acting like children and freaking everybody out.

  25. Jim G says:

    Could have been worse— he could have dressed up as a PLAYBOY BUNNY

  26. Similac says:

    LOLZ! This is only the next big town over from mine, about 50 miles away.

  27. sargasso_c says:

    My 100lb German shepherd vs. your 200lb bunny rabbit. Cage Match!

  28. Mr. Fusion says:

    A slow news day item and everyone gets their knickers in a knot. It’s just Alphie exercising his Tea Bagger rights when his Medicaid prescription drugs run out.

  29. Hugh Mungus says:

    Dang, where’s Elmer Fudd when ya need him? Those wascly wabbits!

  30. Glenn E. says:

    OMG! This is Idaho’s once a year (or so) attempt to get itself recognized in the news. I still remember the Idahoan, who claimed he found GOLD, under his house. I don’t think he ever explained why he was digging under his house. Wouldn’t most people try digging, in the backyard, first? I’m thinking he was digging a drug stash, where the cops wouldn’t think to look.

    Anyway, I was forced to live in this state, by the USAF, for three years. And I never knew such a state’s populous with an inferiority crisis. Mostly the wealthy cattle barons there. So every year or so, since I left, I’ve heard how some fool Idahoan has done something strange enough to get a mention in US news. Usually soon after that, some Texan chimes in.