Police nab alleged daycare bunny thief

Nov. 25, 2011 at 3:00 AM

APPLETON, Wis., Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Police in Wisconsin said they arrested a 20-year-old student accused of stealing a rabbit from a daycare facility inside a church.

Appleton police said Lawrence University student Theodore Benner of Chalfont, Pa., allegedly broke into the Memorial Presbyterian Church about two blocks from campus Nov. 13 and stole the rabbit, named Twinkle, from a room used for daycare during the week, WLUK-TV, Green Bay, Wis., reported Thursday.

Police said officers responded to a medical call in Brenner's dorm four days after the burglary and an officer recognized a caged rabbit in Brenner's room as matching the description of the missing bunny.

Sgt. Pat DeWall said the rabbit was returned to the daycare facility and Brenner was arrested on charges of burglary and possession of marijuana. He was released after posting a $2,500 cash bond.

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