PEZ may want to pass on Easter next year!
In celebration of Easter, the candy company hid more than 9,000 Easter eggs Saturday on three fields at their visitor centre in Orange, Connecticut. This year’s turnout was much larger than the organizers had expected.
The idea was for local children to rush the fields and scoop up as many eggs as possible. Start times were staggered, depending on how hold the participants were.
Unfortunately, many parents decided to ignore the rules and personally took part in the activity. Some entered the first field before the event began. After they stripped it clean, the “locusts” rushed the 2nd field. The third field was attacked by the growing crowd shortly afterwards.
Baskets were broken. A few kid’s noses were bloodied. Tears were flowing.
“We sincerely tried our best to create a fun, free activity for everyone to enjoy,” PEZ said in a statement to WFSB-TV. “We made efforts to get everyone something before they left and passed out tons of candy and coupons and the front entry and tried to make the best of an unfortunate situation.
Read all of the glorious details in the Washington Post HERE.
Last year the same parenting fail hit Sacramento, California when parents lunged for 510,000 plastic eggs at an event that attempted to break a Guinness World Record. Read about that blast from the past HERE.
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