California Easter Egg Hunt Descends into Utter Chaos (VIDEO)
"Parents are literally pushing other people out of the way," said mom Michelle Rodriguez
http://CBSSAC.images.worldnow.com/interface/js/WNVideo.js?rnd=896763;hostDomain=video.sacramento.cbslocal.com;playerWidth=620;playerHeight=349;isShowIcon=true;clipId=11358247;flvUri=;partnerclipid=;adTag=News;advertisingZone=CBS.SAC%252Fworldnowplayer;enableAds=true;landingPage=;islandingPageoverride=false;playerType=STANDARD_EMBEDDEDscript;controlsType=overlayA massive Easter egg hunt turned into a brawl on Sunday after thousands of people showed up to search for the 510,000 eggs hidden around Sacramento’s Capitol grounds.
The event, organized by Blue Heart International, was an attempt to break the world record for largest Easter egg hunt, according to the Sacramento Bee. The current record was set in Winter Haven, Florida, in 2007 with 501,000 eggs.
However, it quickly descended into utter chaos, with parents reportedly pushing and shoving children to collect the eggs.
“There was no organization at all. They all trampled each other,” mother Tessa Moon told CBS13.
“Little 2- and 3-year-olds were crying,” she added. “The parents were scooping up all of the eggs for their kids and it was horrible.”
“It’s really ridiculous,” mom Michelle Rodriguez told the Bee. “Parents are literally pushing other people out of the way.”
And the event didn’t even break any records – since the eggs arrived only two days before Sunday’s hunt, which was past the deadline for Guinness World Records certification, the Bee reports.