Fayetteville family's Easter Bunny snatched from front yard

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The blow-up yard ornament was taken from their home.

Bob Bruno has a message for whoever ruined Easter for his special-needs grandchildren.

"There is going to come a day when you are older, and have kids, grandkids, somebody is going to do it to you, then you will see it's just not right," said Bruno.

Bruno said Sunday night someone snatched a 7-foot inflatable Easter Bunny ornament from his front yard. It was right next to the porch where other decorations were also vandalized.

Bruno said the inflatable bunny was the grandchildren's favorite.

"They like to come and hug him," he explained.

Bruno said he got the bunny at a yard sale a couple of years ago. It's only worth about $50, but to his grandchildren it's priceless.

"I don't make a lot of money. I am disabled and what little bit we have my wife tries to make it pretty out here for the kids," he said.

Bruno said police told him the likely culprits were neighborhood teens, but a search hasn't turned up the bunny. He went around local stores trying to find a replacement, but had no luck. Ordering one online won't get it here fast enough.
"It's the sentimental value, and we see the little grandkids eyes light up like Christmas morning and Easter Morning," he said.

Now, he's not sure how he'll tell the kids their bunny is gone.

"We just do what we have to do. I can't make them cry. That's not right," he said.

ABC11 has heard from viewers who may be able to help out Bruno. We'll let you know what happens.

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