BRIDGEWATER, N.J. – A New Jersey man wanted in connection with a South Brunswick car burglary last year has surfaced in Florida where, dressed as an Easter Bunny on Sunday, he fought with a man who allegedly spit on a woman at a bar.
The Tampa Bay Times reported Antoine McDonald, 20, of Franklin, was bar hopping with friends on Easter Sunday dressed in a white bunny costume.
At one location, a man apparently spit on a woman and a fight broke out. McDonald jumped in and fought with the man on the sidewalk outside a business before the brawl was broken up by police. No arrests were made, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
The officer on scene then dispersed the parties involved, according to an email from Orlando Police Sgt. David Baker on behalf of Sgt. Eduardo Bernal, the public information officer.
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"No injuries were reported and no parties expressed a desire to press charges. The details of the dispute causing the fight are unknown. No arrests or reports were completed," Baker said in the email, adding the incident occurred about 10:30 p.m. in downtown Orlando.
An Instagram video of the incident, which has since been taken down, showed the bunny punching and kicking the man, according to the Times report.
The incident comes months after South Brunswick police sought the public's help in locating McDonald in connection with a car break-in Sept. 1, 2018.
At the time, township police reported area surveillance cameras showed McDonald and an accomplice entering an unlocked car and rummaged through the center console.
In a Twitter post Tuesday, South Brunswick police said they are aware of the video showing McDonald.
"He had a warrant issued for him in October of 2018 for car burglaries in South Brunswick and failed to appear in court. His warrant remains active," the post said.
We are aware of the video showing Antoine McDonald. He had a warrant issued for him in October of 2018 for car burglaries in South Brunswick and failed to appear in court. His warrant remains active. pic.twitter.com/PbQ77s3iO3— So Brunswick PD (@SoBrunswickPD) April 23, 2019
South Brunswick police are aware of McDonald's location and are working with county law enforcement to determine if extradition is possible, police said in an email.
Dover, Delaware, police say McDonald was also arrested there in 2017 after he and two others were accused of committing two armed robberies.
Contributing: The Associated Press
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