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Firecrackers in Pocket

5 years ago July 06, 2010 Jul 6, 2010 Tuesday, July 06 2010 Tuesday, July 06, 2010 7:05:14 PM CDT in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Michael Marsh

A 19-year-old about to go into the Marine Corps lost a hand and a chunk out of his leg afer illegal fireworks exploded in his back pocket in Oakland, California. Josh Meyers was at a Fourth of July party and when a floating ember set off bottle rockets and M-1000's in his pants. He pushed a two-year-old out of the way when he realized the explosives were about to go off. The toddler's leg was hurt. Now his dream of being a Marine is over.

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