The Easter Day Massacre
(Warning: Graphic Content – This is not a spoof)
An Easter egg hunt in Connecticut turned into a bloody rampage as hoards of violent parents stormed the fields around PEZ Headquarters in a frenzied attempt to garner the precious eggs.
Children were captured on video screaming in agony as mobs of adults tore baskets from their hands, beat the peeps out of them, and left them laying bloodied on the field of Easter conquest. As a two year old was having her little face shoved into the dirt by the heel of a crazed chaperone, the event organizers pleaded with the raging mob to stop.
Unfortunately, the chocolate covered blood lust could not be quenched until the last of the 9,000 eggs was captured. When the dust settled, ambulances were called to care for the youngest of the wounded…
(The Daily Mail Has a Full Outline of the Horror) An Easter egg hunt descended into chaos on Saturday after parents in Orange, Connecticut, stormed the field.
Children as young as four were trampled by adults in a rampage to steal buckets and grab as many of the 9,000 hidden eggs as possible from the third annual free event at the PEZ headquarters.
One four-year-old son was left ‘bloody’ on the sports field and a two-year-old girl was shoved into the mud, witnesses claimed.
A horrified parent described the scene as ‘an angry mob of chaos’ with ‘not one toddler hunting for eggs’ among the crowds of adults.
[…] ‘When it came time at like 10.30am, the parents just bum-rushed that area,’ West Haven resident Nicole Welch, at the event with her four-year-old son, told WFSB.
‘When my son left he had a broken basket and he was hysterically crying,’ Welch said.
A grandparent wrote on Facebook: ‘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”?’
A PEZ official confirmed the meltdown.
‘We started talking to people and say “hey this is supposed to start at certain time. That lasted about a minute and everyone just rushed the field and took everything,’ said Pez General Manager Shawn Peterson.
The firm also released a statement lamenting the controversy.
‘Unfortunately people chose to enter the first field prior to anyone from Pez staff starting the activity,’ it read.
‘The crowd moved to the second field, waited for only a couple of minutes and proceeded to rush the field without being directed to do so and before the posted start time.’ (read more of the massacre)