Police: We'd go to next Easter egg hunts after weekend mess

Staff Writer
Columbus CEO

ORANGE, Conn. (AP) — Police in a Connecticut town say they'd want to be present at future Easter egg hunts at candy company Pez's visitor center after a hunt over the weekend turned into a mess.

Police Assistant Chief Anthony Cuozzo told the New Haven Register (http://bit.ly/1TeZXgA) on Monday organizers of the event in Orange should've notified police once they saw how large the crowds were.

Saturday's event at the Pez visitor center drew hundreds of people, some of whom ignored the event's starting time.

Pez general manager Shawn Peterson says people rushed the fields where the eggs were hidden and "took everything." He compares the crowd to locusts.

PEZ Candy Inc. officials have apologized, saying the event turned into "a mess."

The hunt ended early. No injuries were reported.