WATCH: Texas police detonate over 20,000 pounds of illegal fireworks
ABOVE: Police in Texas detonate over 20,000 pounds of fireworks
TORONTO – Ever wonder what 20,000 pounds of fireworks going off at once would look like?
Wonder no more.
Police in Midland, Texas put on an impromptu fireworks display on Monday when they set off over 20,000 pounds of illegal fireworks.
A video posted to the Midland Police Department facebook page shows thousands of explosives which light up the sky, even in broad daylight.
According to a release from the Midland Police Department, the explosion was conducted in the daytime because “it was not meant to be a fireworks show.”
The fireworks were amassed by Midland Police in a series of raids over three and a half days across Glasscock County.
MPD officers were assisted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, as well as bomb squads from nearby cities Odessa and Amarillo.
The fireworks were unable to be donated and re-sold since they were classified as illegal, and their destruction was court-ordered.
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