The scene was described as ‘an angry mob of chaos’ with ‘not one toddler hunting for eggs’ by a horrified parent.
It’s estimated that around 1,000 people were a part of the event, with 9,000 eggs laid out in aged bracketed sections divided by ribbons.
The event had staggered start times to give different age groups time to hunt but despite the restrictions, children as young as four were trampled and had their buckets stolen, with many toddlers ‘pushed into the mud’.
Witnesses claim that one four-year-old boy was left with a ‘bloody nose’ after being pushed by an adult.
According to one parent, as soon as one field opened the whole event descended into chaos with the ribbons submerged in mud.
This is the third annual free event held by PEZ at their headquarters in Orange, Connecticut, in the United States, and the backlash hasn’t been pretty.