PHOTOS: Residents Furious After Teens Allegedly Shoot Fireworks at Their Home in Mississauga
Published July 3, 2019 at 5:26 pm
Some Mississauga residents are still shaken after a group of teens allegedly shot fireworks at their home while their front door was open.
Nicole Bevan told insauga.com that the incident occurred shortly after midnight on July 2, just as Canada Day celebrations were winding down.
Bevan alleges that a large group of teenage boys rang the doorbell of her Sherwood Forrest area home, prompting her father to answer.
“All of a sudden, fireworks came flying at the door. We shut it right away and they kept firing them,” Bevan told insauga.com.
Bevan says the group targeted other homes in the area.
“It happened to more than one house in our area. [We’re] glad everyone is safe and not hurt by these idiots.”
Bevan says she found a 13 Ball Neon Candle (better known as a Roman Candle) on her front walkway after the incident.
You can see a video of how the fireworks typically work here.
“These are the fireworks that they shot directly at our door when it opened,” she said. “Thirteen balls of fire came out quickly. [We’re] so thankful we weren’t injured and that my dad closed the door just as they hit. Very scary.”
Peel Police Const. Bancroft Wright said officers responded to two calls in the area–both placed shortly after midnight–regarding individuals who were reportedly ringing doorbells and filming the homeowners and lighting fireworks at each other.
“The first call was for people who were ringing doorbells, but it didn’t make reference to fireworks,” Wright told insauga.com. “Once homeowners came to the door, the individuals would record their response.”
Wright said these recordings are typically made as part of a prank, and that sometimes videos of this nature end up on YouTube.
“The second call was from the same area. People were seeing people shooting fireworks at each other,” he says.
Wright says no injuries were reported and no property was damaged during the incident.
Bevan says she hopes that residents or police will be able to identify the suspected pranksters should their videos end up on YouTube or social media.
“We really hope we can find these idiots or know someone who has seen the video these people took,” she says.Insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies