I called the cops on someone for shooting fireworks.
Because fireworks have been banned in my whole county.
I was driving home from watching a fireworks show in the next town over, and was almost home when it started to storm a little. Mostly lightning, thunder, and a little bit of rain. We were a few minutes from home when a big BOOM scared the shit out of me. I thought it was thunder, until I saw the sparks.
Some idiot was out in an OPEN FIELD shooting fireworks!!!!!!! The field was as dry as a desert, with the grass being brown and crunchy. If one spark hit that field, the whole thing would have went up in flames! There are 3 houses literally FEET from that field, and one of them I know has kids in it. I wasn't about to let that happen, so I pulled over in an empty parking lot maybe half a mile from where he was shooting them at. I called the cops! One came to where I was and watched this guy for maybe 15 minutes. He shot off like 10 fireworks in that time. The cop thanked me for calling that in, and went and got the guy.
I don't know yet if I will have to go to court over this, but surely I won't. The fine for shooting off fireworks is 2,500 dollars and up to 11 months 29 days in jail. They aren't playing when they put this ban into effect. I feel a little guilty about calling that in, because it IS the 4th of July, but the ban was common knowledge. Everyone knew about, and knew that police would be out patrolling all areas of the county.
Would you have called the cops if you saw the same thing?