Thousands of people are lined up outside Bakersfield’s Build-A-Bear at the Valley Plaza Mall hoping to take part in the “Pay Your Age” sale. The stuffed animals are being offered at a price that matches their age.
Extra mall security is on hand to control the chaos at the mall.
Store employees are not closing the store, and say the promotion will last until 7 p.m. Thursday or until products run out.
For now, the Build-A-Bear in Bakersfield at @ValleyPlazaMall is still open but the line is through the mall, out the door and around the building. Staff won’t comment but they’re telling the crowd there will NOT be enough bears for everyone. Tune into @KGETnews at Noon for more! https://t.co/N0aKeZn15t— Lori Lizarraga (@LoriLizarraga) July 12, 2018
Several customers in line say fights have already broken out. Bakersfield Police Department is also patrolling the area.