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Thursday
Jun232011

Florida Man Sets Off Fireworks at Work, Charged with Arson, Battery

Medioimages/Photodisc/Thinkstock(OCOEE, Fla.) -- An Ocoee, Fla., man got into one explosive fight -- literally. Guy Fowlkes, 33, was working under a tent selling fireworks when he got into a dustup with his girlfriend and another employee over a set of missing keys.

Fowlkes unleashed his anger on the merchandise -- setting off firework after firework under the tent.

Ocoee Police said Fowlkes then directed the explosives at his pregnant girlfriend and a fellow employee.

He also took the gas cap off an employee's car and inserted a firecracker. It exploded but did not ignite the vehicle.

When officers arrived at the scene, Fowlkes claimed he was having a seizure and had no memory of his actions.

Fowlkes was taken into custody and charged with arson, aggravated domestic battery and battery on a pregnant female.

Ironically, he shares a similar name (and a penchant for explosives) with Guy Fawkes, the leader of the failed Gunpowder Plot in Great Britain.

Fawkes plotted to blow up Parliament in 1605 but was caught hiding in the Palace of Westminster with 36 barrels of gunpowder before he could execute his plan.

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