Flagler County, FL – A juvenile has been arrested for stealing fireworks that later injured two children who found and ignited them at a park in Bunnell.
At around 1:15 PM, a 16-year-old was arrested by the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) for burglarizing Big Nick’s Boom Boom Sticks back in July. On July 10th, the FCSO discovered the Bunnell fireworks shop on County Road 13 had been robbed during their investigation into the firework injuries sustained by two children at Dr. Carver Park.
On July 19th, the juvenile agreed to give a DNA sample to match against blood found at the scene of the burglary. Lab reports show the blood found matched the DNA of the 16-year-old. The fireworks stolen from the store were the same fireworks that injured the children in the park. You can read more about the initial story here and about the recovery of one of the victims here.
“The improper use of fireworks is extremely dangerous,” said Flagler County Sheriff, Rick Staly. “In this case, the burglars were in a hurry and broke off the stem of the fireworks in order to fit more inside their backpacks. This ultimately resulted in life-altering injuries to two young kids. Our detectives worked hard to solve this case.”
The juvenile was charged with the burglary of a structure, petit theft, and criminal mischief. He was taken to the Flagler County Detention Facility but was later released into the custody of his mother.
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