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WTF America? — Parents Trample Children, Black Friday-Style, for Easter Eggs Filled with Pez

Orange, CT — Agoraphobia in modern day America could be considered more of a natural reaction than it is a disorder as a recent egg hunt in Connecticut illustrates.

For the third year in a row, the Pez candy visitor’s center in Orange hosted its Easter Egg Hunt. The event was structured in a way to allow children, grouped into three different age groups, to pick up 9,000 eggs scattered about the area. There were more than enough eggs for everyone.

Instead of allowing the 4-year-olds to go first, however, parents, apparently so infatuated with the idea of crappy free candy, bum-rushed the fields, greedily taking the eggs for themselves — children and Easter be damned.

“Unfortunately, people chose to enter the first field prior to anyone from Pez staff starting the activity. 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,” Pez officials said in a statement on Saturday.

Pez officials described the chaos, saying, parents “immediately moved to the third field, took over and removed everything well before the activity was to even start.”

“So we started talking to people and say ‘hey this is supposed to start at certain time’,” Pez General Manager Shawn Peterson said. “Well that lasted about a minute, and everyone just rushed the field and took everything.”

West Haven resident Nicole Welch told Eyewitness News that children were trampled, parents knocked over children and eggs were stolen out of peoples’ baskets. Peterson said the crowd was “kind of like locusts.”

“I’m not going to take my kids where they don’t consider the safety of my kids in any way, shape, or form,” Welch said.

Parents took to social media to voice their feelings on the incident as well.



The mob mentality of the crowd is what we often see on Black Friday as people lay waste to each other so that they can get an ostensible ‘deal’ on a rice cooker, or, in this case a plastic egg with Pez in it.

“When my son left, he had a broken basket and he was hysterically crying,” Welch said.

“We made efforts to get everyone something before they left and passed out tons of candy and coupons and the front entry and tried to make the best of an unfortunate situation. 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, this was not something created to frustrate or make people angry. We only wanted to do good for the local community,” Pez said.

Nothing says ‘Happy Easter’ quite like parents trampling children for free candy. If Americans got as upset at their rulers in Washington as they do over shiny plastic trinkets, we would have colonized Mars by now.

Matt Agorist is an honorably discharged veteran of the USMC and former intelligence operator directly tasked by the NSA. This prior experience gives him unique insight into the world of government corruption and the American police state. Agorist has been an independent journalist for over a decade and has been featured on mainstream networks around the world.

  • Giovanni Pincoletti

    This comes as no surprise. The sense of privilege, the embracing of greed, and the reckless attitude and general disregard for others is not an abberation, it is a firmly well-planted notion deep within American society. The emphasis of competiveness instead of cooperation is evident on a national level and on an individual level. It is the individual level which is the foundation for the national level of hostility, bullying and arrogance.

    Presently, with the likes of T-Rump and his purposeful incitement tapping into the large segment of the crass and self-centered attitude that exist, we are awash in this atmosphere of constant conflict and negativity which manifests itself on the individual and national level as AGGRESSION.

    The fact that “no so free” candy was the material possesion and object over which adults were willing to trample kids, shows that this behavior is becoming normal. What should be deemed outrageous takes its place in the bin of commonality and becomes just another head shaking story, until this behavior is repeated at a Walmart sale or a rush for seats at a concert.

    We are witnessing an extended period of decadence in which the toxic material philosophy of Wall Street and capitalism is infecting the rest of society. Hence, the coming of the feared “Zombie Nation.”

    • Filwup Neo

      WRONG. These people are 100% democrat and you know it. Blue state gimmes. Standard behavior in lefty land. No class Obama voters.

      • Echo Moon

        no, we know exactly which segment of political class people who do as you are doing. blaming the government for your own perceived ills, shortcomings and greed. and which political class of people can never take responsibility for their greed and selfishness.

      • Giovanni Pincoletti

        What the hell do democrats have to do what I wrote? Boy, are you screwed up. I guess you asked all of these people who were running over kids what political party they belonged to. I never read such a stupid and insipid comment as this, and it has no relevance to the topic. See you at the next T-Rump brown shirt festival you fool.

    • Gondar Radnog

      Yeah. . . that’d be “Free Shit” Sanders who is tapping into the large segment of the crass and self-centered attitude.

      Oh. . . and you obviously haven’t the slightest idea of what “capitalism” is. . . as your conflation with “corporatism” proves beyond all doubt.

      Capitalism is what raised Hong Kong from a Hooverville shantytown hellhole to the world’s freest economy 21 years in a row. Capitalist Chile has the 3rd highest standard of living in the Americas. . .

      Meanwhile, in the Socialist Utopia of Venezuela – they’re running out of food and toilet paper. . . In Sanders’ hero Castro’s Cuba, they’re stuck in the 1950s, BECAUSE SOCIALISM – FREE SHIT – IS TOXIC TO HUMANS!

      ♪♫…if you only had a brain…♪♫

  • Henry Seramur

    How pathetic if this is a true story. Don’t stores carry Pez any more?

  • Paul Roggo

    Mindless zombies, is all they are. And to prove my point, there are comments here that are blaming it on political affiliations for crying out loud. This is nothing more than greedy adults trying to get something for free, even if it is candy. Such a great example these parents made for their children. And that woman in the interview, subtly blaming Pez, is just someone looking for more handouts.

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  • Ed Martin

    When you subsidize the low IQs with welfare, you’re paying them to breed like rabbits and end up with things like this.

    • Jennifer Trull

      Man, you can’t smoke that in here!

      • Ed Martin

        That’s not an argument.

  • mutant geezer

    Connecticut is heavily populated by Liberal Lefties. Their behavior speaks for itself.