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Most charges dropped vs. man in bunny suit, air horn case

The Associated Press
Posted: Jan. 10, 2017 7:00 am Updated: Jan. 10, 2017 11:50 am

HOPATCONG, N.J. (AP) Prosecutors have dropped most charges against two New Jersey brothers stemming from an incident in which one of them wore a bunny costume and repeatedly blew an air horn inside a police station.

The New Jersey Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2i9spps ) the Sussex County Prosecutor's Office will not pursue charges of harassment, obstruction, and resisting arrest against Kevin Hemmerich because of insufficient evidence. Similar charges were also dismissed against Jason Hemmerich.

Prosecutors are still charging Kevin Hemmerich with disorderly conduct.

On Nov. 17, Kevin Hemmerich, accompanied by his brother, entered the Hopatcong Police Department lobby to turn himself in for an outstanding warrant. Kevin Hemmerich was dressed in a bunny costume and repeatedly blew the air horn.

A police officer slapped Kevin Hemmerich after asking him why he was blowing the horn. The officer was charged with assault.

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Information from: The New Jersey Herald (Newton, N.J.), http://www.njherald.com