Friday, July 5
Fire officials believe Popovic was lighting a 2-inch mortar, which are legal to buy but illegal to use in the State of Florida. The loophole enables people to sign a waiver at the time of purchase that gives the person the right to use the fireworks for agricultural purposes.
This is the second injury caused by fireworks in as many weeks. Just last week, a Cape Coral teen almost lost his eye when he was hit in the face with a bottle rocket. 18-year old Joe Bachelor was having a bottle rocket war with his friends but he held one too long and it exploded in his face.
Ouch. Ouch. Ouch.