Parents were upset when an Easter egg hunt [in Connecticut] turned into a shoving match on Saturday morning.
For the third year in a row, the Easter egg hunt was held at the Pez Visitor Center in Orange.
According to Pez, event organizers placed more than 9,000 eggs on three different fields. The goal was to have staggered starts for each age group.
“When it came time at like 10:30 a.m., the parents just bum-rushed that area,” West Haven resident Nicole Welch, who attended the event with her 4-year-old son, said.
The free event drew hundreds of people, but it quickly got out of hand, according to parents.
Welch told Eyewitness News that children were trampled, parents knocked over children and eggs were stolen out of peoples’ baskets. Peterson said the crowd was “kind of like locusts.”
“I’m not going to take my kids where they don’t consider the safety of my kids in any way, shape, or form,” Welch said.