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Posted: 10/29/2006 1:40:02 PM EST


www.al.com/newsflash/national/index.ssf?/base/national-7/1162086859142920.xml&storylist=national

Gun blast ignites fireworks shop

10/29/2006, 4:04 a.m. CT
The Associated Press

LAC DU FLAMBEAU, Wis. (AP) — A man attempting to rob a fireworks shop fired his shotgun, igniting fireworks and starting a blaze that destroyed the business, authorities said.

No injuries were reported at North American Fireworks, the Vilas County Sheriff's Department said in a statement Saturday. A 20-year-old man was being held in jail after being tracked to a home about 10 miles away.

The owner told deputies a male entered the business Friday wearing a ski mask and armed with a shotgun. He fired indoors, and a shot apparently ignited fireworks, authorities said.

The owner was able to wrestle the shotgun away and remove the man's ski mask, but the suspect fled on an all-terrain vehicle that had been idling outside, deputies said.

The fireworks began to burn out of control, destroying the rest of the building.
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 1:44:23 PM EST
It's not supposed to be funny, but it is.
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 1:53:47 PM EST
Fireworks? This time of year?
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 2:05:51 PM EST
[Darth Vader] IMPRESSIVE [/Darth Vader]
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 2:17:20 PM EST

Originally Posted By Airwolf:


A 20-year-old man was being held in jail after being tracked to a home about 10 miles away.

Kinda hard not to leave a trail when you are on fire.
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 2:20:02 PM EST

Originally Posted By Will-Rogers:
Fireworks? This time of year?

people around here set them off at New Years.
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