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'Bandit' the Rabbit Becomes Honorary Member of NYPD's Mounted Unit

By Nicole Levy | October 24, 2016 2:04pm | Updated on October 24, 2016 2:44pm

This bandit couldn't escape the fuzz.

The newest member of Special Operation's mounted unit is a fluffy white rabbit with black-ringed eyes and an outlaw's name: Bandit.

Police officers adopted the bunny after it hopped into the rink where the mounted unit trains its horses Friday.

The NYPD's Special Operations division tweeted photos of the renegade bunny and asked the public to submit suggestions for its new recruit's name.

Our favorite proposals: NYPD Special Hops; Fuzz, as in "the fuzz"; Aaron Fur, in honor of Alexander Hamilton's nemesis Aaron Burr made famous by the Broadway smash hit; and Office Hopps, like the aspiring rabbit cop in the Disney animated flick "Zootopia."

"Bandit," an allusion to the cottontail's masked eyes, won the contest.

Bandit is the second rabbit to join the NYPD's mounted unit. The first is named — wait for it — Miss Demeanor.