The Easter Bunny — or, OK, an Easter Bunny — was arrested Thursday for the illegal possession of prescription narcotics. Joshua Lee Bolling was observed "acting suspicious" in his downtime as the Piedmont Mall Easter Bunny.

Officers arrested the man after mall security caught him with pills he was not prescribed. In a statement, police stressed that Bolling only got weird when he was off duty.

His suspicious behavior took place while he was on breaks and not during his contact with children.

Well, that's a relief. Although how could anyone tell the difference between an Easter Bunny hopped up on Vicodin, and an Easter Bunny just getting into the holiday spirit?

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