After the balls ended up on Interstate 15, event organizers called off the prize-redemption portion of the day.
Most of the balls were redeemable for candy, but some of them could have been redeemed for gift certificates that were worth up to $100.
Police were able to restrain the crowd and prevent injuries after hundreds of the balls ended up in the median between two lanes of the highway.
"You could hear them popping as people ran over them," Taylor said. "People needed to realize that's a dangerous situation. I'm glad nobody got hit and there was no accidents."
This was the first time that the pilot who handled the drop this year was given the job, and it will also likely be the last.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014