Rabbit Punch Lands Iowan Behind Bars

Man attacked woman after learning of pet's death

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Rabbit Punch

APRIL 26--An Iowa man is behind bars after knocking a female hospital employee unconscious upon “learning his pet rabbit had died,” police report.

According to a court affidavit, Adam Louis, 45, was arrested Wednesday following a violent confrontation at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City.

Police allege that Louis, a Cedar Rapids resident, “punched a female health care provider in the face knocking her unconscious after learning his pet rabbit had died.”

While the assault took place in the hospital’s psychiatric department, an overseeing physician told cops that Louis’s behavior was “not a result of mental illness.” The affidavit does not disclose whether Louis was a patient or how his rabbit passed.

Pictured above, Louis was charged with felony assault and booked yesterday into the Johnson County jail. (1 page)