Pushy parents create mess at Pez sponsored Easter egg hunts

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s