Households in Northeast Ohio scramble to pivot after pre-paid Easter bunny drops the ball

2021-04-06 23:04:23

FAIRVIEW PARK, Ohio — Households in Northeast Ohio have been shocked and compelled to play the function of the Easter bunny after they are saying they paid for a no-show Easter bunny who didn’t ship and conceal the anticipated eggs for youngsters on Easter Sunday.

Sunday was not an eggcellent begin for households on Cleveland’s West Aspect.

Households informed Information 5 that they pre-paid for an Easter egg drop to occur in a single day. However once they awoke, the plastic eggs synonymous with Easter egg hunts have been absent, and so was the joy felt by kids ready to seek out the treasures inside.

The particular person operating the Easter companies didn’t ship, households mentioned, forcing them to swiftly create an egg hunt later within the day in Fairview Park.

“There’s been lots of people affected. Fairview, Rocky River, Strongsville,” mentioned Jen Stross, who later organized an egg hunt for households.

Police departments in Westlake, Strongsville, Parma, Fairview Park and Broadview Heights obtained stories from residents who claimed they paid for an Easter egg service and by no means obtained something in return.

Parma mother Daisy Rosado paid for eggs to be delivered in her yard between 10 p.m. Saturday night time and 6 a.m. Sunday.

“I’ve three little ones, a 9-year-old, a 7-year-old and a 5-year-old. They saved asking me the place’s the Easter bunny? When is he going to return? Why hasn’t he come but?” she mentioned. “The mother and father have been trying ahead to this as a result of we wished our children to be excited. It gave us one thing to be excited for and we haven’t had that for a very long time.”

Rosado filed a police report with Parma police, not due to the misplaced cash, however due to the precept of all of it.

“It makes me sick to my abdomen that folks would prey on households like that and on the harmless of children,” she mentioned.

Rosado and plenty of others, together with Sue Gaukin of Broadview Heights, discovered an advert posted on native Fb neighborhood pages displaying that dozens of individuals paid for the service with no companies obtained.

Gaukin paid $50 for 100 eggs for her 4 grandchildren.

“My husband wakes me up and goes, Sue, there are not any eggs. I texted her like 8:00 within the morning ‘Hey, the place’re my eggs?’ and no response,” mentioned Gaukin.

She mentioned she wished to do one thing good for her grandchildren, but in addition assist out a neighborhood lady.

“I do not perceive it as a result of I am going out of my approach to do no matter I can for folks,” she mentioned. “I am debating whether or not I ought to go to the police to make a police report or simply chalk it as much as expertise,” she mentioned.

Information 5 isn’t naming the girl who’s allegedly liable for egg-less Easter, as a result of she has but to be charged.

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