Easter egg hunt turns ugly after being ‘bum-rushed’ by parents
By Lindsey Bever, March 28
An Easter egg hunt in Connecticut turned dark over the weekend after organizers said adult attendees “rushed the field and took everything,” behaving “kind of like locusts.”
PEZ general manager Shawn Peterson told CBS affiliate WFSB that the candy company hid more than 9,000 eggs Saturday on three separate fields at the PEZ visitor center in Orange, not far from New Haven. Staggered start times were planned for different age groups.
But some parents ignored the rules, and the event took an ugly turn.
Nicole Welch told WFSB that those parents “bum-rushed” the area, leaving her 4-year-old son “traumatized” and “hysterically crying.”
“Somebody pushed me over and take my eggs,” Vincent Welch, 4, told NBC Connecticut after the event, “and it’s very rude of them and they broke my bucket.”
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