Groom's Explosive Wedding Celebration Gets Him Arrested

Long Island's Thomas Giglio is accused of setting off illegal fireworks in his backyard
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 8, 2017 2:00 PM CDT

(Newser) – Guests watching a fireworks display after a New York wedding were cheering the bride, groom, and booms when police arrived—and the groom ended up under arrest, the AP reports. Nassau County cops say they were called to a Massapequa home early Saturday—the New York Post pegs the time at just after midnight—and found a big party with professional-level pyrotechnics in the backyard. Police say the 39-year-old homeowner, Thomas Giglio, explained he was setting them off to celebrate his wedding.

Police say they found nearly 50 pyrotechnic mortars, a fireworks display cake, and a bunch of other fireworks (both already used and those waiting to be set off) in the backyard. Per CBS New York, the police department's bomb squad confiscated what was left of the stash. Giglio was arrested on a fireworks possession charge and is awaiting arraignment. (Read more weird crimes stories.)

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