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Old 07-06-2010, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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Default Calif. man maimed when fireworks in pocket explode

This young man learned the hard way & now his life will never be the same again. http://news.mobile.msn.com/en-us/art...8114265&afid=1
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Old 07-06-2010, 04:20 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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Dumb kid.
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Old 07-06-2010, 04:23 PM
 
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This also happens where fireworks are legal.
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Old 07-06-2010, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Pasadena
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We read stories like this every year. I'm surprised that there wasn't a lot of fires that often occur on the 4th of July due to bottle rockets landing on house roofs or in open fields.
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Old 07-06-2010, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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The kid is lucky he didnt lose more then just his hand. He was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
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Old 07-06-2010, 06:42 PM
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Location: San Francisco
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At least it was his own hand that got blown off by his own fireworks. A couple years ago, at Dolores Park here in SF, some idiot threw fireworks at a group of people and ended up badly mangling some girl's hand. I'm sure accidents like what happened to that guy and kid happen a lot on the 4th though, all over the country, so i'm wondering why it's even in the news?
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Old 07-07-2010, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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Very sad, but what kind of an idiot carries explosive stuff like fireworks in their pockets? Even younger kids know better!
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Old 07-08-2010, 10:00 AM
 
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I know the neighborhood well...

Last year, the neighborhood streets were basically impassable due the amount of fireworks in the area.

I never leave home on the 4th... it only takes one stray bottle rocket starting a fire to loose everything.

The media and street signs at freeway off-ramps prohibiting fireworks are everywhere...

I will never understand how parents could allow a two year old to be anywhere near this type of illegal and dangerous activity.

Very Sad.
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