Police wheel out tale of rabbit woe
MR R.A. Bit had an air of mystery about him as he sat silently at the Rockhampton Police Station, awaiting a phone call from his owners.
The 120cm tall white stuffed bunny did not seem bothered by his missing ear ? he was more preoccupied with the despair of abandonment.
Rockhampton Property Officer, John Broszat, said Mr R.A. Bit was one of many items taken to the police lost and found. "It's a bit of an unusual find ? especially the size,'' Mr Broszat said.
"He's a bit of a mascot at the moment around the place.
"It was located in a trolley at Northside Plaza.''
Other unusual finds have included prams and presents still in their wrapping.
But the item concerning Rockhampton Police the most is the amount of stolen and found bicycles at the station ? around 50 at any one time.
"Rockhampton police handle hundreds of stolen and found bicycles every year,'' Mr Broszat said.
"However, of these hundreds of bicycles only a small portion find their way back to their owners.
"Owners simply cannot be located due to the bicycle not being reported as stolen.''
The Rockhampton property officer urged residents to report anything lost or stolen.
It is also important to ensure property is identifiable.