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.
🎆 This #FourthOfJuly be safe, find a professional show near you: https://t.co/gow9utbD5K pic.twitter.com/KHqrJZDVba
— Mayor Eric Garcetti (@MayorOfLA) July 2, 2018
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Here’s how the people of Los Angeles responded:
Newschopper4 Bravo is over the Rose Bowl now waiting for fireworks. Watch Bravo live over LA as illegal and legal fireworks light up the sky. https://t.co/zVjFZT4DON pic.twitter.com/SHQpLNZIYm
— NBC Los Angeles (@NBCLA) July 5, 2018
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