According to Washington state police officers, people need to be careful when it comes to tennis balls and other random items left in bushes or on streets this holiday weekend. This is because a lot of people like to design their own fireworks out of everyday items when they don’t go off, they just leave them like that. Firework makers use pipes, pong balls, and especially tennis balls. Nonetheless, as previously mentioned, a lot of them don’t go off right away and the fireworks are left behind. But, they still have the potential of exploding. According to Jarod Kesner of the Kent Police Department, some of them can be very dangerous and others don’t work, but one can never know. Moreover, people light them and leave them thinking that they are a dud, but no one can know for sure what’s going on inside.
Hence, this is the real danger behind tennis ball firework bombs which are potentially deadly. You will see in the video below that a small firework could take off a person’s hand or kill a dog! Unfortunately, at least one dog has already died because of such tennis balls. Therefore, when you are out with your family and pets this weekend, keep an eye out for tennis balls. Never pick them up!
To learn more about this issue, take a look at the video below: