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Bails set for N.J. mall Easter bunny brawlers

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Posted at 11:42 AM, Mar 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-24 11:44:00-04
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) -- A New Jersey mall Easter bunny and a father who got into a scuffle have made their initial court appearances and had their bails set.
 
Kassim Charles and Juan Jimenez-Guerrero are charged with aggravated assault and disorderly conduct. Charles' bail was set Tuesday at $20,000. Jimenez-Guerrero's bail was set at $25,000. 
 
Charles was playing the role of the Easter bunny Sunday. Jimenez-Guerrero's toddler daughter slipped from a chair while getting her photo taken. Authorities say Jimenez-Guerrero verbally and physically attacked Charles.  
 
 
A video posted online shows them exchanging punches at the Newport Centre in Jersey City.
 
Charles' girlfriend says he didn't throw the first punch. The mother of Jimenez-Guerrero's daughter says he "took a lot of punches" trying to protect the child. 
 

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