FLORIDA - It was hard to miss the viral video on the Easter Bunny coming to a woman's defense Easter Monday. However, it has since been learned that the person in the bunny suit is a wanted man.
Dressed in a white bunny suit on Easter, a man came to the aid of a woman in downtown Orlando after she was allegedly spit on by another man. A fight ensued though neither man was charged by police after the parties involved declined to press charges once the altercation was broken up by officers.
In the day following the viral video, the identity of the bunny, Antoine McDonald was released in a news article. Turns out, McDonald is wanted by the South Brunswick Police Department in connection with a 2018 car burglary. The SBPD had appealed for the public's assistance in tracking down the 20-year-old last fall who was caught on surveillance video with an accomplice. The pair was seen on the video entering a car and looking through the vehicle's center console.
The South Brunswick Police Department tweeted its response to the viral video showing McDonald dressed as the Easter Bunny on April 23.
"We are aware of the video showing Antoine McDonald.," the South Brunswick Police Department wrote on their Twitter account. "He had a warrant issued for him in October of 2018 for car burglaries in South Brunswick and failed to appear in court. His warrant remains active."
According to published reports, McDonald was arrested in Delaware in 2017 along with two other individuals for two armed robberies which were committed within 12 hours of each other. As of yesterday, the location of McDonald who was dubbed the "hero Easter Bunny" by multiple media outlets was unknown.