Can you really imagine discussing your street cred in the prison shower and mentioning that "I be rollin' wif da Bunnies, dog"?Gang's rise unnerves local police
by Michael Ferraresi - Oct. 5, 2008 12:00 AM
The Arizona Republic
The Fluffy Bunny Crew, a street gang, was formed years ago on upscale high-school campuses in the northeast Valley, a far cry from the low-income neighborhoods believed by many to spawn second- and third-generation gang members.
Members of the predominantly White gang of suburban young people first attracted police attention by mugging classmates at northeast Phoenix parties.
During the past two years, they have evolved from a party crew into a street gang known for armed robberies, drug deals and violent crime, police say.
Phoenix police say the Fluffy Bunny Crew is under investigation in a Phoenix homicide and other crimes in northeast Valley communities.
Phoenix police Lt. Larry Giebelhausen said investigators at the Desert Horizon Precinct want more parents to be aware of the gang that started as a joke before escalating into a public-safety threat.
"They're getting more and more violent," said Giebelhausen, adding that the Fluffy Bunny Crew is now a recognized Arizona street gang. "Parents need to know who their kids are hanging out with."
Yeah, me neither. :D