Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.

News

No More Bunny Suit for Glendale Police in 2nd Ped Sting

glendale-pedestrian-bust.jpg
Before you read more...
Dear reader, we're asking you to help us keep local news available for all. Your tax-deductible financial support keeps our stories free to read, instead of hidden behind paywalls. We believe when reliable local reporting is widely available, the entire community benefits. Thank you for investing in your neighborhood.

After criticism from Councilman John Drayman, the Glendale Police Department yesterday opted to ditch the bunny costume worn by an officer used in a pedestrian sting the day before. Officers nabbed 36 people Thursday for not yielding to a plainclothes officer trying to cross the street in a crosswalk. “I am happy to hear that they modified the sting and agreed that the idea of a giant rabbit — a total anomaly out in the roadway — is not exactly training our drivers to learn really anything,” Drayman told the Glendale-News Press. Thursday's sting took place at Glendale Ave. and Raleigh St. and at Pacific Ave. and Hawthorne St. Both locations were based on collision history and resident complaints.