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Vt. Man Arrested for Allegedly Shooting Fireworks From Car, Hitting Person On Head

One of the fireworks allegedly hit a pedestrian on the head, according to police

A man was arrested after he allegedly shot a firework at a pedestrian's head as he was driving and shooting fireworks from his car in Vermont.

Police in Brattleboro said they responded to a report on May 14 of a driver who was shooting fireworks from his car while driving on Main Street. The call came in at 8:45 p.m. and the caller reported the vehicle's license plate.

About 15 minutes later, police received a second report of the same incident, but this time on Canal Street. At that scene, they came across a person walking on Canal and later learned he was a victim of the suspect.

The pedestrian said the car passed by him and shot a firework in his direction, striking him the head. The victim did not seek any medical attention and his exact condition is unclear.

At 10:51 p.m., a police officer found the suspect vehicle and later arrested 21-year-old Ayble Ford of Brattleboro.

Ford was charged with simple assault and possession of fireworks. He was released on a citation and is scheduled to appear at Vermont Superior Court -- Windham on July 2.

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