“I was just at the mall eating on the third floor when me and a couple of friends heard commotion going on downstairs, like yelling,” Pineda wrote in an email to The Post, “We looked down and a woman was attacking the man in the bunny suit and then the rest is in the video.”
While it’s unclear how the fight started, “the rest” in the video is a minute-long, multi-person brawl centered around the partly-costumed Easter bunny and a man in a brown shirt. A security guard and other mall-goers try to tear the two apart, with another man in red appearing to throw a punch in the altercation and a blue-clad woman seeming to get knocked back in the tussle. Meanwhile, a small child can be seen rushing out of the Easter set, skirting the group and darting towards a woman who quickly pulls him out of the way.
The Easter bunny is separated from the man in the brown shirt, and the Easter bunny appears to retreat while the other man is restrained. But just a few seconds later, the Easter bunny comes barreling back. He throws off his gloves, winds up and throws a punch. Mayhem erupts once again, with both men wrestling on the floor as more security floods in.
“Oh, the Easter bunny throwing hands!” one onlooker can be heard exclaiming in the video. “Oh, he curb stomped him!”
The fight disappeared behind a pillar as more security officers appeared to quell the scene. As New Jersey 101.5 reported, mall security said the incident took place on the first level of the mall, but declined to give out more information until Monday morning.