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LA man busted for $20K in dangerous fireworks

July 1, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
A tip helped Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputies bust an illegal fireworks shop in Willowbrook on Sunday.

Deputies found 150 boxes filled with highly dangerous fireworks like skyrockets and mortars inside a home on East 124th Street. The 8,000 pounds of fireworks were worth an estimated $20,000.

Deputies also recovered guns and about $10,000 in cash. They arrested Aaron Piggee, who owns the home. He now faces several charges.

Authorities are warning people to exercise caution this Independence Day when using fireworks.