WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Two suspects have been arrested for leaving severed rabbit heads in mailboxes in Southwick, Granville, and Westfield. Unfortunately, two of the heads are still unaccounted for.
According to Westfield Police Sgt. Steve Dickinson, the public assisted police in identifying a 26-year-old man from Chicopee and a 24-year-old man from Springfield as the two suspects responsible for leaving the heads in the mailboxes.
Sgt. Dickinson said the suspects delivered newspapers and their routes take them through Southwick, Granville and Westfield. Some time between April 14th and April 16th, they found five dead rabbits along their route.
Dickinson says that the two suspects took the rabbits home, cut off the heads, and placed them in the mailboxes. He said the suspects thought “it would be funny to leave the heads in mailboxes on Easter Morning. “
Both admitted to leaving the heads in the mailboxes and said that the houses were picked randomly. Both suspects will be charged accordingly.
Police are now searching for the final two rabbit heads; only three have been reported.