Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Flamboyant Bunny Takes The Cake

The Name A Character contest winning article title submitted by Katie V. Congratulations Katie. Thanks for the suggestion. 

Tampa, FL - The expression “that takes the cake” is a part of the American lexicon. What happens when that goes from figure of speech to an actual event? The citizens of Tampa found out yesterday.
A man dressed in an Easter Bunny costume walked into Tasty Treats Bakery and ordered a cake. When the attendant put the cake in a box on the counter, the man in the bunny costume grabbed the cake and began to skip out of the store. He didn’t pay for the cake. The attendant called the police, providing them with a description of the thief.

“I went to get the cake, and he stood there, tapping his paw on the floor. I put the cake on the counter and began ringing up the purchase. By the time I could look up, he was skipping quickly out of the store. I was stunned. No one ever believes they’ll see a bunny stealing a cake,” Natalie Bree, 22, said. She was the attendant when the bunny committed this robbery.

Police captured the runaway rabbit, complete with the cake, a block away. The suspect, 31 year old former drag performer Ben Meova, claimed that he had paid for the cake in advance. He was on his way to a costume party at another performers house, celebrating the release of Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” album.

Police are holding Meova in custody until his arraignment on Thursday. They refused to speak about specifics on the case, as an investigation is ongoing. Bree did say that there was no record of payment for the cake Meova left the store with.

Annabel Lee is a freelance journalist with the Baltimore Fake Times Journal. She worked as a Christmas Elf but never as an Easter Bunny. 

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