Attempt at world's biggest Easter egg hunt descends into chaos as adults grab sweets for their children

There was chaos at the Easter egg hunt
There was chaos at the Easter egg hunt

An attempt at breaking the record for the world's biggest Easter egg hunt descended into chaos as adults tried to grab sweets for their children.

Over 500,000 eggs were laid out for thousands of youngsters at the event in Sacramento but it descended into mayhem as parents raced into the field armed with baskets of their own.

“There was no organisation at all, they all trampled each other,” mother Tessa Moon told CBS.

“Little two- and three-year-olds were crying.

“The parents were scooping up all of the eggs for their older kids and it was horrible.”

Another mother, Kori Houser, told Sacramento Bee her toddler Chase only got three eggs: “‘it was crazy. Adults were trampling over us.”

Footage of the hunt, which did not break the world record because they missed the deadline to apply, shows children as young as two being squashed by teenagers and adults weave between them picking up candy.

According to Sacramento Bee, toddlers were seen crying and parents were being pushed around in the calamity.

Eventually, the paper reported, a screaming match broke out between parents.