Man sets bunny rabbit on fire because it bit him


Manasseh Walker and Thumper 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested on a charge of animal cruelty after allegedly setting a bunny rabbit on fire because it bit him, according to police in Florida.

The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office said that they have arrested 22-year-old Manasseh Walker, after being accused of setting the rabbit named Thumper on fire.

Walker was charged with one count of animal cruelty. He was booked into the Charlotte County jail, pending a bail hearing.

According to the police, witnesses saw Walker getting bitten by the rabbit, and moments later was seen chasing the bunny while it was on fire.

The rabbit is being treated for burns, but is expected to survive.