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Police Blotter: Man Shooting Rabbits in Yard; Teen Followed by Car

The following information was provided by the Strongsville police department

A Howe Road woman told police April 17 her neighbor had been shooting rabbits in her back yard.

She said she didn't report it at the time because she didn't want to get him in trouble.

Police spoke with the man, who admitted to killing the bunnies. He said the rabbits in the neighbor's yard have been a nuisance.

He agreed not to do it again.

Suspicious Situation

A 15-year-old girl walking her dog on Ellsworth Drive was followed by a man in a silver car about 5:30 p.m. April 18.

A report said the man kept turning around and following her until she got home.

Police gave the teen advice on identification and escape techniques, and told her to report something like that right away.

Boys Beg for Bus Fare

Two young boys were asking people at Walmart for money to get a bus home about 8 p.m. April 18, but said they didn't know where they lived.

When asked where their parents were, they said at work, but didn't know whre that was.

Police found the youngsters and an teenage brother were staying at . They had been visiting an aunt at Chestnut Lakes apartments and their mother was supposed to pick them up, but she did not.

Ringing in the New Day

A Spyglass Hill resident complained shortly after midnight April 19 that someone was ringing her doorbell and wouldn't stop.

Police found it was an inside job, so to speak -- the doorbell was malfunctioning.

wayne April 21, 2012 at 04:08 PM
The incident involving the shooting of the bunnies. I thought it was against the law to discharge a firearm in city limits. He should be cited. What's next? If children come into his yard and he thinks they're creating a nuisance will he shoot them too!
tom m April 21, 2012 at 04:35 PM
no mention in the story on what he was shooting them with ...firearm is a pretty far leap
neil gordon April 23, 2012 at 02:27 PM
Most likely a BB or pellet rifle. Get over it.
tom m April 23, 2012 at 03:46 PM
maybe it was wabbit season
Brett April 23, 2012 at 04:46 PM
Are you suggesting that people should treat bunnies and children the same? Maybe he should have talked to them? “Hey bunny! Get out of my garden or I’ll tell your parents!!!”

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