Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Wacky News Wednesday

Just one Wacky News story for you today, but it’s a doozy.
Idaho police tell man to stop wearing bunny suit
SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - Police in Idaho Falls said on Tuesday they have told a 34-year-old man to stop wearing a bunny suit in public after residents complained that he has been frightening children.
Police warned Idaho Falls resident William 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, according to a police report.

An investigation of the sighting led officers to question other neighbors, "who expressed that they were greatly disturbed by Falkingham and his bunny suit," the report said.

Neighbors also reported that Falkingham occasionally wears a tutu with the bunny suit, police said in a statement.

Falkingham told police that while he "enjoys wearing the suit," he understood the concerns, and that he could be cited as a public nuisance for that type of behavior, Idaho Falls Police Department spokeswoman Joelyn Hansen said
Falkingham could not be reached for comment.

Neighbor Deborah Colson defended Falkingham in a telephone interview with Reuters, saying he has an eccentric but otherwise harmless habit of dressing up in costume and making appearances on his own property.
"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," she said.

Colson said she worried that news of Falkingham's at-home habits might make him a target of fear and scorn.

"He's never done anything wrong but wear his little suits in the background," she said. "He's got a strange lifestyle at home but we all do weird things at home. It makes me so sad: people don't even do anything and they get laughed at."

Is that CLASSIC or what?


Coffeypot said...

I know! Dressing up and role playing is greatly misunderstood by the stay at home moms. I mean, I like to get naked, put on some knee length cut-off pant legs and a trench coat and stroll through the park pretending to be a flasher. I don’t throw open the coat like a real perverted flasher would. I just let it hang loose because it is so hot outside. But the old biddies still get upset. And fighting the restraining orders to say out of the park is getting too expensive, too. And all I want to do is just be me.

Anonymous said...

Finally made the paper, eh, "Ed"?

Anonymous said...

For the life of me I can't imagine wanting to be in an outfit like that period...let alone in this kind of heat. Ugh and yuck! I don't understand the whole furries (or whatever that group of people who wear animal suits) are all about but I think I'd be pretty creeped out by them too.

Momma Fargo said...

Lol. I'm with the one lady...sounds all good to me. Maybe he lost his carrots. Was the suit pink?

Angie said...

Silly rabbit.

Have to admit though... if I saw a giant bunny pointing a finger gun at me from behind a tree, I'd be a bit freaked out.

The Vegetable Assassin said...

Haha, I read this the other day myself and I thought, "Well there's no harm in a full grown dude dressing as a bunny if that's his thing, even if he does so in public." then I read the part about hiding behind trees making the gun gesture at a kid and well, I laughed and laughed because that shit is funny. I mean yeah it's creepy, sure, but it's funny. Come on. Imagine it. At least he wasn't dressed as Frank the Rabbit from Donnie Darko... That's when shit gets real.

WhisperingWriter said...

I'd crack up if I saw someone walking around in a bunny suit.

Natalie would probably want to keep him though. I doubt she'd be afraid. She'd just be like, "Bunny! Can I have him please?"


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