Lines spread across malls across the country for Build-A-Bear's "Pay Your Age" day.
Authorities told stores to close the lines and not accept additional customers, due to crowd and safety concerns, the company stated.
**Urgent Alert: Per local authorities, we cannot accept additional Guests at our locations due to crowd safety concerns. We have closed lines in our stores. We understand some Guests are disappointed and we will reach out directly as soon as possible. https://t.co/aSFfPCcfsGpic.twitter.com/WZJ53tOAEH
People at the Carolina State Mall told WSOC they had been waiting in line for over three hours.
Never thought I’d be tweeting about this. Build-A-Bear offers “pay your child’s age” promotion at stores nationwide. This is Carolina Place Mall. Some I talked to have been in line 3 hours. Others went home frustrated with a voucher for $15 off. Police are limiting crowds. pic.twitter.com/tLAAnkBL2V