Out-of-control adults push and steal from children during chaotic Easter Egg hunt

Out-of-control adults push and steal from children during chaotic Easter Egg hunt
Published: 2016 March 28 09:42:59 (7765 Views)
An Easter egg hunt descended into chaos on Saturday after parents in Orange, Connecticut, US, stormed the field.

Children as young as four were trampled by adults in a rampage to steal buckets and grab as many of the 9,000 hidden eggs as possible from the third annual free event at the PEZ headquarters.

One four-year-old son was left 'bloody' on the sports field and a two-year-old girl was shoved into the mud, witnesses claimed.

A horrified parent described the scene as 'an angry mob of chaos' with 'not one toddler hunting for eggs' among the crowds of adults.

A disgruntled parent who blamed Pez's bad organisation posted a photo on Facebook showing the kind of baskets children were given and the eggs they were fighting over on Saturday

'It was worse than being at Wal-Mart on Black Friday,' parent Val McCormick wrote on the PEZ Facebook page on Saturday.

She added: 'My toddler that was standing with her brothers were shoved into the field and went with the flow. By that time it didn't matter. I had to yell GO to my boys because it was like an angry mob of chaos.

'In the toddler field it was more of a greedy parent field. Not one toddler hunting for eggs. It was nuts. Way too many people and more than their staff could handle.'



The event, which started at 10.30am on Saturday, consisted of three fields for different age groups, which were to have staggered start times.

More than 1,000 turned up for the event. Ribbons were laid out on the floor to divide each section. 

But according to a parent who spoke to WSFB at the scene, as soon as one field opened it descended into chaos, and the ribbons became submerged in the mud.

A PEZ official confirmed the meltdown and the firm also released a statement lamenting the controversy.

'Unfortunately people chose to enter the first field prior to anyone from Pez staff starting the activity,' it read.

'The crowd moved to the second field, waited for only a couple of minutes and proceeded to rush the field without being directed to do so and before the posted start time.'

One witness, Kym Vance wrote: 'Thank you to PEZ for trying to do something nice for the children of the community. Shame on the parents who ruined it because they have no manners.'

Some, however, slammed the firm for failing to organise the event to avoid chaos.




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