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Easter egg hunt turns ugly as parents lose their minds

The company hosting the hunt, PEZ Candy, said children were pushed aside by parents eager to grab the eggs.

FILE: Police say they’ve made no arrests. Picture: freeimages.com

CAPE TOWN - An American sweets company abruptly canceled its third annual Easter egg hunt this weekend after parents stormed a field in Connecticut.

PEZ Candy has issued a statement saying children as young as four-year-old were pushed aside by parents eager to grab as many of the 9,000 eggs hidden in three fields.

CNN is reporting that some parents entered the designated areas instead of waiting for the designated starting time.

In the statement, the company says "Unfortunately people chose to enter the first field prior to anyone from PEZ staff starting the activity. The crowd moved to the 2nd 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. The crowd then immediately moved to the 3rd field and took over and removed everything well before the activity was to even start."

Police say they've made no arrests.