Rabbit-napping: Ore. police are investigating bunny theft as felony

Bonnie the bunny, above, has been missing since late June, police are investigating the theft as a felony.
KOIN / courtesy Kezia Steinkamp
(AP) PORTLAND, Ore.- Anyone in Portland seen a giant white rabbit?

Police say Bonnie, a 19-pound Flemish Giant white rabbit, was stolen in late June from a hutch outside her owner's southeast Portland home. Detectives are investigating the case as a theft of a companion animal, which in Oregon is a Class C felony.

Although her owner sometimes dressed Bonnie in a hoodie, police Sgt. Pete Simpson said Wednesday in a statement that the rabbit was not wearing the clothing item when she was abducted.

He says the rabbit's owner told police that a few weeks earlier, a woman claiming to be a "rabbit advocate" came to the door, offering information on how to care for the creature. Simpson says police don't know whether that incident is related to Bonnie's disappearance.

According to KPTV, the bunny is mostly blind and very popular with the kids in the neighborhood.

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