Video snapped by nearby shoppers shows the half-dressed bunny throwing multiple punches at a man in a brown shirt.

According to, the bunny told police that the mall fight began when a 1-year-old girl slipped out of the chair after having her photo taken.

The bunny's actor said the father verbally and physically attacked him after the young girl fell.

Easter festivities at a United States mall ground to a halt on Sunday afternoon, when a fistfight erupted between the shopping centre's Easter Bunny and an apparent customer.

Eventually, security is able to get the situation under control.

The Easter bunny wasn't so warm and welcoming Sunday at the Newport Centre mall in Jersey City.

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Police said both men were taken to Jersey City Medical Center for minor injuries.

The Easter Bunny isn't always a happy-go-lucky bearer of chocolate.

A video of an incident at the Newport Mall in Jersey City taken over the weekend has gone viral.

Russell said other employees have been assigned to fill the role of Bunny.

Charles, 22, of Bergen Avenue, and Jimenez-Guerrero, 44, of Bright Street, are both being charged with aggravated assault and disorderly conduct.

CNN could not determine Monday whether either man was being represented by an attorney.