Pushy parents create mess at Pez sponsored Easter egg hunts

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Pez sweet collector Kelle Blyth poses with a selection of her collection during an event in east London on January 20, 2016, to promote storage solutions by a Swedish furniture manufacturer. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL / AFP / LEON NEAL (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)

(AP) — What’s supposed to be a cherished Easter tradition turned into a mess after pushy parents caused a scene at egg hunts over the weekend.

Saturday’s event at the visitor center of candy company Pez in Orange, Connecticut, drew hundreds of people, some of whom ignored the rules and didn’t wait for the starting time.

Pez officials say parents rushed the field, turning the event into “a mess.” A Pez spokesman compared the crowd to locusts. No injuries were reported.

In Proctor, Vermont, one man is facing charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest after police were called to an overbooked Easter egg hunt Saturday at Wilson Castle.

Police say 34-year-old Michael Cuthbertson, of Newbury, Vermont, threatened police before fleeing. Police chased him and used pepper spray to subdue him.

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