Fireworks for Bainbridge Island's [Washington State - Borepatch] Fourth of July show, along with fireworks for neighboring Poulsbo's show, were packed, organized and stored ready to go in a container at an auto-wrecking yard a few miles away. Then, authorities say, the operator of the wrecking yard decided to go outside and try out his new rifle.It seems that Our Hero was zeroing his new boom stick at 1:00 AM. Me, I'm voting that beer was involved.
This is the part of the story where everybody winces.
"One of the shots hit a junk car in his yard and must've ricocheted and struck the (container) that contained $80,000 worth of fireworks. Well, within about a second the box contained no explosives," said Ron Krell of Viking Fest, who is helping organize Poulsbo's 3rd of July show. "It exploded, and we had the greatest fireworks show you ever would have wanted to not see."
It seems that this part of the Great State of Washington was most recently in the news when a gentleman there tried to loosen a reluctant lug nut with a 12 gauge, with hilarious results.
To my readers in Washington State, I'm relieved that you had a safe Independence Day ...