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Easter egg hunt at Seattle zoo turns violent

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 11:13 p.m. HST, Apr 01, 2013

SEATTLE » One of usually peaceful springtime rituals of childhood — the Easter egg hunt — turned nasty at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle.

Blame the moms.

A statement on the Seattle Police Department blotter Monday says the "hard-boiled tale" began Sunday afternoon, "when one woman reportedly pushed a child aside as her own child was scrambling toward some brightly colored eggs."

Police say the two mothers began fighting and had to be separated three or four times. The fisticuffs left one woman with a bloody nose.

Only one mother was still there when officers arrived. She said she wasn't interested in pursuing charges against her attacker.

As the release puts it, that left officers without "any info that could crack the case.

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XML808 wrote:
It boils down to this, the officers had no eggcelent leads.
on April 2,2013 | 04:54AM
808comp wrote:
I can see why the generation today is screwed up,because of how some of the parents act.
on April 2,2013 | 05:37AM
bender wrote:
This is why many sponsors and citiies no longer conduct Easter Egg hunts for the kids. It seems the parents don't know how to behave.
on April 2,2013 | 05:44AM
livinginhawaii wrote:
How about showing a pic of this violent mom?
on April 2,2013 | 07:14AM
dhclinton wrote:
I laughed when I read this headline because this type of incident happens every year. But notice that the kids are never the instigator, its always the parents. What happen to this generation of parents ?
on April 2,2013 | 07:49AM
JKertis wrote:
What happened? They grew up worrying about self-esteem and feelings and not working for something. They played in youth sports where everyone got a trophy just for showing up, not for actually winning. They attended schools that didn't give grades, and graduated everyone not based on performance, but on individual portfolios of work showing "individual capability." And now they are in the real world and having to compete, even if it is only for eggs.
on April 2,2013 | 09:02AM
Kiyoshi2011 wrote:
@JKertis, great explanation. So true!
on April 2,2013 | 12:46PM
kennie1933 wrote:
I've been to egg hunts with my kids when they were little, and I've witnessed similar acts. Moms are going to be upset when I say this, but at least in my experience, it was mostly the moms. At one hunt, I remember talking story with a couple of dads who were there, commenting that we seemed to be the minority. When the signal was given, we told our kids to go get 'um and continued to chat, but the moms were in there like a 50% off sale at Macy's! (BTW - 2 year old toddlers should not go to these egg hunts. It's as bad as babies in strollers going trick-or-treating.)
on April 2,2013 | 07:57AM
krusha wrote:
Kinda reminds me of the stuff you see during the Black Friday sales.
on April 2,2013 | 08:19AM
loquaciousone wrote:
Egg heads!
on April 2,2013 | 08:24AM
false wrote:
Parents setting a great example. Maybe the kids pick up a few tip about fighting. Stupid parents.
on April 2,2013 | 08:46AM
Usagi336 wrote:
No matter what the circumstances, you never touch another person's child. That means war!
on April 2,2013 | 09:29AM
Sunny wrote:
Animal instincts ..... females protecting their offspring!
on April 2,2013 | 10:21AM
kalaoa wrote:
wish they would be half as aggressive in furthering their childrens' real education; instead of exhibiting poor examples
on April 2,2013 | 11:54AM
false wrote:
Egghunt could also apply to other youth activities such as sports where some parents are overzealous and obnoxious.
on April 2,2013 | 01:49PM
onlyaloha wrote:
Scarcity Mentality = Suffering
on April 2,2013 | 03:12PM
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