Easter bunny in mall brawl caught on video

The Easter bunny got caught up in a mall brawl in New Jersey, and it all apparently started with an angry dad.

Video posted on Twitter Sunday evening showed a chaotic scene at the Newport Centre in Jersey City, near an area set up to take photos with the Easter bunny.

It started when a 1-year-old girl slipped out of her chair after posing for a photo with the bunny, city spokeswoman Jennifer Morrill said. The girl's father reportedly shouted at the 22-year-old man in the costume, then started throwing punches.

The video showed the man wearing the body suit of the bunny costume -- but not the head -- fighting with the dad before security pulled the two men apart. A few seconds later, the man in the bunny costume appeared again, threw off his white bunny gloves and hurled more punches.

No charges have been filed as police continue investigating.

"The safety of guests and cast members is of utmost importance," said Charles Russell, a spokesman for the Noerr Programs, which runs the Easter bunny photo program. "We will continue to investigate this incident and take appropriate action."

Russell said other employees have been assigned to put on the bunny costume.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.