Pocket Rocket goes with a bang
The world seems to be obsessed with setting fireworks off on any occasion these days, and at weird times, too. I’m not particularly taken with them at any time of the year, but I’ve certainly never understood doing it a few days either side of Guy Fawkes Night or about 9.45pm on New Year’s Eve. What’s up with that?
Anyhow, I came across this rather painful story on Legal Juice the other day:
Police responded to a call for medical assistance in the 12000 block of Ambaum Blvd. A man accidentally set off a bottle rocket firework in his pants. He was transported to Harborview by ambulance to be treated for superficial burns on his groin, face and hand. No other injuries were reported.
Hmm… He accidentally set it off or it just activated in his pants? They’re not quite the same thing.
But why would you carry fireworks in your trousers in the first place? That’s just mental! In fact, I’m surprised he didn’t have a rocket tucked behind his ear as well.
In any case, I guess this brings a new meaning to the term ‘pocket rocket’.
And it’s probably safe to say that’s it’s not something the guy will be repeating any time soon!