Watch Texas Police Detonate Ten Tons of Fireworks

During the controlled explosion, the Midland PD received reports of “awesomeness.”

Destroying contraband is fun. Sometimes, it’s the army crushing one of Saddam Hussein’s Lamborghinis; sometimes, its Mexican special forces burning 124 tons of confiscated weed; sometimes, it’s the Midland, Texas police setting of 10 tons of illegal fireworks. Apparently, igniting such a quantity of combustibles doesn’t make for a pleasant, half-hour evening show—the mass burned for almost four days. 

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