Police officer punches man in face for turning himself in while wearing bunny costume and blowing air hornBy Mason White 4:56 PM November 28, 2016
By: Mahesh Sarin
(Scroll down for video) A prankster in New Jersey, went to a police station to turn himself in for an outstanding warrant.
Kevin Hemmerich went to the Hopatcong police headquarters on Thursday evening, to turn himself in to police. However, he showed up in a bunny outfit and an air horn.
Hemmerich decided to use the opportunity to record a prank. He took along his brother Jason, to record the prank.
Kevin Hemmerich was seen on video wearing a rabbit costume and blowing the air horn while standing at the front desk of the police station.
He informed a worker that he came to turn himself in while intermittently blowing the air horn. Officers asked Kevin Hemmerich to stop, but he refused to listen.
Two officers then came out to the lobby and confronted the brothers. One of them slapped Kevin Hemmerich in the face and hit the cellphone out of Jason’s hand.
The brothers uploaded the video to the Internet, where it went viral and it sparked an investigation into the officer’s actions against the pranksters.
Sussex County First Deputy Greg Mueller said that the officer who slapped Kevin Hemmerich, was placed on administrative duty, pending the outcome of the investigation, and he will have no interactions with the public.
Kevin Hemmerich had a warrant out for his arrest for not completing 12 days of work with the Sheriff’s Work Assistance Program.
He received the sentence instead of jail time after pleading guilty for failure to have car insurance in connection with a car accident.