August 09, 2011

Woman Tries To Wake Up Boyfriend With Fireworks - Blows Off Several Fingers Instead

Gainesville, Florida (The Weekly Vice) - A 36-year-old Gainesville woman has been hospitalized after she reportedly tried to wake her boyfriend up with fireworks - but instead succeeded in blowing off half of her hand.

According to Gainesville Police, officers were called to the scene of a fireworks accident Sunday morning at the Georgetown Apartments.

Arriving officers found a woman who had suffered extensive injury from a firwork's explosion. The blast reportedly blew off at least three of the woman's fingers.

Investigators say the explosion was so powerful, investigators found fragment's of the woman's bones embedded in the ceiling.

The woman was taken to Shands at the University of Florida for treatment. She told authorities that she had planned on throwing the firework out the front door in an attempt to wake up her boyfriend.

Police say that alcohol may also have played a factor.

Mandi Milenko
The Weekly Vice

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