It's that uneasy time of year, when you have a boatload of fireworks to blow off, and the cranky person in your neighborhood is not too happy about it.

An anonymous letter writer in suburban Detroit's Chesterfield Township has threatened to "make lives miserable" for anyone who sets off fireworks after 9pm this week.

The letter was sent to at least four residents of the Eagle's Nest subdivision near Mt. Clemens. The letter called out one house in particular for being noisy last Fourth of July, and encouraged the others keep that house in line.

"The explosions went to almost midnight, and I had maybe 2 hours of sleep that night," the letter read. "This is NOT your problem, however if this happens again this year, I don't care who had the party or lights the fireworks this year, I will make your and your neighbors' lives miserable for days and months to come."

Days and months to come? If you think THAT sounds threatening, the letter writer went on to promise "I'll make the retaliations last forever...NOTHING will be ruled out as regards to how I retaliate...Nothing of yours will be considered safe."

Whoa. Lighten up, Francis (or Frances, hard to tell you if the writer is male or female, although I'm leaning male).

The community is taking the threats seriously, posting a warning on the community Facebook page, and contacting the local authorities, who have posted the State law on fireworks to their Twitter feed.

The State Law allows fireworks until midnight on the day before, the day of and the day after the Fourth of July.


So keep it real, Dove Lane in Chesterfield Township, and as an added safety measure I would also stay off that guy's (or gal's) lawn.

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