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Incendiary Temper

Guy Fowlkes, 33, an employee at a Fourth of July fireworks stand in Ocoee, Fla., got into an argument with another employee — his pregnant girlfriend — about a missing set of keys. Police say it progressed from shouting to him slapping his girlfriend, and then Fowlkes started lighting fireworks to shoot at her and other employees inside the tented fireworks area. At one point, police said, Fowlkes took the gas cap off another employee’s car and dropped in two lit firecrackers. At least one exploded, but miraculously didn’t set the car on fire. Officers responding to the melee said they could see the fireworks going off “from a distance.” Fowlkes was charged with arson, aggravated domestic battery, and battery of a pregnant female. (RC/Orlando Sentinel) ...Never put a Guy named Fawkes in charge of the gunpowder.
Publication Date: 03 July 2011
This story is in True’s book collection, Volume 18.

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