What was suppose to be a fun family event, turned into a chaotic scene at one Easter egg hunt. The Pez Visitor Center in Orange, CT hosted hundreds of eager egg hunters, but the activity resulted in pure horror after parents trampled and stole from young kids — watch!
Egg hunters swarmed to the PEZ Visitor Center in Orange, CT, for the third annual Easter egg event on March 26. Sadly, it was canceled after parents prematurely rushed the field and tore apart the grounds before the eager young kids could even prep themselves.
Talk about an Easter egg hunt from hell. The event was set to be three separate events for children of all ages, but hundreds of parents decided not to obey the rules and rushed the fields way ahead of schedule. The adults not only pushed one another to the ground, but they also took out young children, smashed their baskets and stole from them. The Pez General Manager Shawn Peterson told local media that the unruly crowd of nearly 1,000 looked “kind of like locusts.”
“We tried to say, ‘Hey, this is supposed to start at a directed time that we’ve posted. Let’s wait, we’ll give a whistle, we’ll give the signal to start this’ — and that lasted about a minute,” Shawn told WFSB. “They were like locusts, they descended and left.”
“We’ve been there quite a few times before but never have seen a crowd like that for any of their events,” CT resident Nicole Simmons told the Hartford Courant. “Even in the few minutes we were there you could see the crowd of people almost like a swarm covering the field and just everywhere with no disregard that there were other people, children and cars around them.” She went on to say that her poor son Vincent got caught up in the mess. “When my son left he had a broken basket and he was hysterically crying.” The 4-year-old boy told the outlet, “Somebody pushed me over and take my eggs and it’s very rude of them and they broke my bucket.”
PEZ released a lengthy statement apologizing to the families: “Due to the actions of a few, the good intent quickly turned into a mess. I would like to sincerely apologize to each of our guests, this was not something created to frustrate or make people angry. We only wanted to do good for the local community.” To read the full statement from PEZ, click here.
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