Eric Garcetti, the mayor of Los Angeles, issued a warning this year on July 4th to remind residents that fireworks are illegal and dangerous. His warning backfired like a cheap bottle rocket.
FOX News reports:
Los Angeles mayor’s fireworks warning proves lethal — to a watermelon, anyway
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s laudable attempt to warn of the dangers of fireworks may have backfired when his PSA video instead showcased a fun use for the mini-explosives — igniting fruit.
Garcetti tweeted out a video on his Twitter account Monday showing a watermelon being “completely destroyed” by a firework that he said was the size of a stick of gum.
“#Fireworks are illegal in the City of Los Angeles and even small ones can cause a lot of damage,” he said.
Here’s what the mayor tweeted:
#Fireworks are illegal in the City of Los Angeles and even small ones can cause a lot of damage.
This watermelon was completely destroyed by a firework the size of a stick of gum.
— Mayor Eric Garcetti (@MayorOfLA) July 2, 2018
Here’s how the people of Los Angeles responded:
— NBC Los Angeles (@NBCLA) July 5, 2018