Sunday, October 29, 2006

Firework fire

Lac Du Flambeau: A man attempting to rob a fireworks shop on Saturday 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. 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 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.

2 comments:

yellowdog granny said...

this should go on the list of all time dumb robbers

dom said...

He's well up there hehehe
Maybe I should write a book about dumb crimes taken from my blog ?