The great bunny caper: Giant rabbit stolen from Portland home

The great bunny caper: Giant rabbit stolen from Portland home
A picture of Bonnie before she was stolen. In case you were wondering, police said the rabbit was not wearing the hoodie at the time. (Photo from Bonnie's owner via Portland police)

PORTLAND, Ore. – Missing: one very large white rabbit stolen from a house in Southeast Portland.

“Bonnie,” a Flemish Giant rabbit that weighs in at a whopping 19 pounds, was stolen out of her hutch at a house on Southeast Woodward Street in Portland, according to Portland police investigators working the case.

The bunnynapper took Bonnie sometime overnight late on June 27 or early June 28, according to police spokesman Sgt. Pete Simpson.

Police don’t have any suspects yet, although Bonnie’s owner said a few weeks prior a woman claiming to be a “rabbit advocate” came to her door and offered information on caring for the rabbit.

It’s not clear if these two incidents are connected, Simpson said.

Bonnie lived in a small hutch with her name on the sign. After she was taken, her owner put up a sign offering a reward for the rabbit’s return.

Simpson said whoever has Bonnie can return the rabbit to the Oregon Humane Society no questions asked.

If caught, the bunny thief could face felony charges under Oregon law, Simpson said.