The Pez Easter egg hunt in Connecticut turned into a chaotic and dangerous scene as pushy parents overtook the fields resulting in kids getting trampled on. The famous candy company, Pez, put on the Easter egg hunt in the town of Orange with 9,000 eggs scattered across three fields. The event became dangerous that it was abruptly canceled by the organizers.
Reports indicate that a couple of hundred kids showed up, so the fields contained plenty of Easter eggs for everyone. But for some reason parents took off after the eggs pushing kids as young as 4-years-old aside.
“Fox and Friends” live on Monday morning March 28, reports that the Pez Easter egg hunt was held at the company’s visitor center and was organized to go off in intervals according to age groups, but parents pushed through the kids and gathered up the eggs. Some stunned parents who were at the egg hunt and witnessed this spoke to the media and clips of their interviews were shown on the morning news shows Monday.
Fox News reports today that the event was abruptly canceled as the Easter egg hunt got too out of hand with kids as young as 4 getting trampled on by parents. This was Pez’s third annual Easter egg hunt for the communtity of Orange. While nothing has been said about next year’s event, not too many would be surprised if their third year of holding the egg hunt will be their last!
One mother said her son left the Easter egg hunt with a broken basket and he was in tears. MSN News reports that the general manager of Pez, Shawn Peterson, said: “Everyone just rushed the field and took everything.” People who were at the event posted the horror this egg hunt turned into calling the parents “greedy.”
It was the parents and not the kids that overwhelmed the fields and in some cases trampling over children. WPTV News reports that the Easter egg hunt drew hundreds of people and some of the parents ignored the rules set for this venue. Peterson said that the crowd was “kind of like locusts.”
The Pez event wasn’t the only Easter egg hunt that was ruined by parents. Another egg hunt in Proctor, Vermont that was called “overbooked,” ended up with a crowd of more than 1,200. This event spawned chaos and police were requested to help deescalate the event’s “irate parents.” This Easter egg hunt was held at Wilson Castle and police ended up in a foot chase with one man who needed to be pepper sprayed. What has made this nation so angry that parents would ruin a simple Easter egg hunt for kids?