Easter egg hunt hosted by Pez gets chaotic as parents rush the field

An Easter treat turned sour at an egg hunt in Connecticut over the weekend. 

The Pez Company, which make popular pop-up candy dispensers, hosted an Easter egg hunt on Saturday in Connecticut. 

Staffers laid out 10,000 eggs for children, and a plan was set to have three start times for different age groups. 

Some parent ignored that plan and rushed onto the field early, causing a chaotic scene. 

Pez said its staff pleaded with parents to follow the rules, but employees were overwhelmed. 

As a results, many children got pushed around and some left in tears. 

"Someone pushed me over and took my eggs and it was very rude of them and it broke my bucket," said 4-year-old Vincent Welch.

"It was ridiculous," said his mother, Nicole Welch. "The parents, literally, were a poster for everything not to do."

In a statement on the Pez Facebook page, a spokesman said: 

"Due to the actions of a few, the good intent quickly turned into a mess. I would like to sincerely apologize to each of our guests. We only wanted to do good for the local community."

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