Theft of 5,000 lbs of fireworks worries Chicago cops


By Dan Rozek
CHicago Sun-Times

CHICAGO — The recent theft of at least 5,000 pounds of high-powered, commercial-grade fireworks from a storage facility has DuPage County authorities worried that the missing shells, in the hands of an amateur, could be deadly.

With July 4th approaching, officials fear the powerful shells will end up being fired off in backyards and local parks -- where they could cause serious injuries or death because users don't know how to safely ignite them.

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