Attention-seeking man upset about power outage arrested for setting off fireworks

A Toledo man was really upset that the power was out at his home so he decided to set off some fireworks “for attention,” police say.

Police were called to a home earlier this week after receiving multiple 911 calls reporting the sounds of gunfire, WTOL reported.

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Officers arrived to find a man setting off fireworks, while neighbours were still calling 911.

Odell Allen allegedly told police he was putting on a fireworks display because he was angry that power was out at his house, and he wanted some attention.

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Authorities asked Allen if he was done for the night, to which he said “I don’t know, I might have one more,” the news station reported.

The man was arrested and charged with unauthorized fireworks discharge.

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