Man Dressed as Easter Bunny Arrested for Drug Possession

Joshua Lee Bolling

Danville, VA- The Danville Police Department has charged 24-year-old Joshua Lee Bolling of Danville with illegally possessing prescription narcotics while working as the Easter bunny at Piedmont Mall.

Bolling was arrested while working as the bunny on April 6. Businesses and management at the mall complained of his suspicious behavior while he was on his breaks and not while he was interacting with children.

While working as the Easter bunny, he was employed through a contract company for the mall. Mall management and security worked with the Danville Police Department Street Crimes Unit to observe Bolling's activities, which eventually led to the seizure of pills for which Bolling did not possess a valid prescription.

He was asked to accompany officers away from the public area where he was working, and he was escorted to a private changing area so he could remove his costume before he was arrested.