California Highway Patrol
A motorcycle rider in an Easter Bunny costume was pulled over by a California Highway Patrol officer on Saturday.
Move over, Mad Max. Step aside, Easy Rider. The Easter Bunny rules the road.
A motorcyclist wearing a full Easter Bunny costume was pulled over by the California Highway Patrol early Saturday after officers on routine patrol spotted the costumed man traveling down Interstate 8 without a helmet, NBCLosAngeles.com reported.
CHP Officer Adam Griffiths reportedly radioed: “I’m stopping the Easter Bunny.”
The motorist – who was cruising in a shiny red bike with an old-fashioned sidecar – told Griffiths that he was on his way to an Easter charity event at which he was required to wear a bunny costume, including white gloves and floppy feet.
Griffiths' partner snapped a photo of the repentant rabbit, which has since circulated widely on social media networks.
Grifiths told the man that the bunny head obstructed his view and put other motorists in danger, according to local reports. But Griffiths ultimately let him off with a verbal warning instead of a citation.
“If you ride a motorcycle, you have to be aware of your total surroundings,” CHP spokesman Brian Pennings told the Los Angeles Times.