Sacramento Easter egg hunt turns rowdy, chaotic

Apr 6, 2015 1:08 PM by News Staff, Photo: James Williams / MGN

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - What should have been a joyous Easter egg hunt at the state Capitol turned rowdy last weekend.

Organizers had ordered 510,000 plastic eggs in an attempt to break the current Guinness World Record of 501,000 eggs from a 2007 hunt in Florida.

The Sacramento Bee reports Sunday that toddlers cried and parents pushed as they jockeyed over the colorful eggs trucked in for the event on Capitol mall grounds.

Overwhelmed organizers watched as people lunged for eggs as soon as they hit ground.

At one point, multiple parents argued over whether adults should be allowed to help kids. People complained the event was poorly organized,

They didn't break the record because the eggs arrived only two days before the event and past the deadline for Guinness World Records certification.


Information from: The Sacramento Bee

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