NYPD Detonates Confiscated Fireworks [Video]

Posted on: July 5th, 2011 at 11:00 am by

This video made the rounds late last week, just as everyone fled the city for some fun in the sun.  Pyros, pay heed.  It shows the NYPD detonating a mother-load of confiscated fireworks at some firing range in the Bronx on July 1.  Cops have no doubt been busy this year with busting people on fireworks charges.

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According to the city:

This year, the Police Department has confiscated more than 5,000 pounds of illegal fireworks, ranging in size from sparklers to professional pyrotechnics. Police have also arrested 70 individuals and seized six vehicles in connection with the transport of illegal fireworks. FDNY Fire Marshals in the Firework Enforcement Unit have made 20 arrests for the sale, use, storage and/or transportation of illegal fireworks, and have seized more than 300 cases of fireworks valued at more than $25,000.

We particularly love the verbiage used in the description.  “Destroyed.”  $1,000 says the bomb squad technicians on scene were happy as a pig in shit to watch this display of pyrotechnics.  Although, the footage would’ve been much cooler if shot in HD.  Just sayin’.


Anyway, this is really how the NYPD should detonate its fireworks stash…


[via Mashable]

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