Oh boy, parents behaving very badly!

Via NBC Connecticut.

An annual PEZ Easter egg hunt ended earlier than expected after pushy parents didn’t listen to the rules of the game, the general manager told NBC Connecticut.

“I take this personally. I don’t want this to be a reflection of the brand,” Shawn Peterson, the general manager of the PEZ visitor’s center in Orange, said. “It was a fun thing up until this point.”

Staff had laid out nearly 10,000 eggs over three fields and planned three start times for different age groups. Some parents ignored that plan, rushed the fields early, and things became chaotic.

“By the time I found my 4-year-old, he was hysterically crying,” Nicole Welch of West Haven said.
Several parents were trampling over signs and shoving other participants at the annual hunt, causing chaos at the family-friendly event. One woman said an adult injured her grandchild’s nose.

“My grandson ended up with a bloody from an ADULT in the 9-12 year old section knocking into him!!!! Where was PEZ personnel?? Where was the safety of our children in your thought process?? And to make matters worse, how about almost getting hit by a vehicle leaving your property, which had parked in your lot and was leaving, in very close proximity to the “egghunt” field”?” Jennifer Barden-Moore wrote on Facebook.
The event had more participants than the venue had expected; there were more than 1,000 people in attendance, Peterson said.


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