Police: Easter Bunny Killed? - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Police: Easter Bunny Killed?

Published March 31, 2015

Jón Benediktsson
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In a bizarre reaction to the death of three rabbits, the Reykjavík Metropolitan Police ponder if the Easter bunny was run over last night in Breiðholt, according to RÚV.

Three rabbits were the victims of a hit and run in Breiðholt, and while police officers worked the scene a number of rabbits from Elliðaárdalur gathered to witness the massacre.

While some might say that rabbits gathering to mourn lost friends would be the most interesting part of this story, the police used this opportunity to ask – because Easter is on the horizon – if the Easter bunny could’ve been part of this tragedy. Furthermore, they state that they hope it wasn’t and that there’s no cause for a further investigation.

Now what is really peculiar is that the Easter Bunny isn’t a thing in Iceland. But it does offer media outlets that report on quirky news from Iceland in English a juicy headline. Some might say that those news outlets should come up with those angles themselves, and that the police shouldn’t try to be funny. We here at the Grapevine completely disagree with those voices and are excited to see what angle they can come up with the next time they have to deal with animal cruelty.

Note: This is not an April Fool’s Day story. We might not have the Easter Bunny in Iceland, but we do follow the Gregorian calendar.

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