By Joe Tacopino
June 24, 2020 | 11:28pmEnlarge Image
A photo of the fireworks shared by the City Sheriff on Twitter
A group of people were arrested on Staten Island while hauling a load of fireworks and three dead alligators, cops said Wednesday.
The NYC Sheriff’s Office said that 10 individuals were charged in connection with multiple counts of unlawfully dealing with dangerous fireworks and unlawfully transporting 3 alligator carcasses.
“We are not making that up,” the sheriff’s office tweeted, in an apparent reference to the dead alligators.
The bust was the result of a fireworks trafficking investigation, they added.
The arrest came amid a spate of fireworks debacles as the explosives have wreaked havoc across the five boroughs amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Earlier on Wednesday, a 3-year-old boy was struck by a firework that flew through the window of his Bronx apartment.
On Tuesday, fireworks sparked a blaze at a Bronx apartment building when it landed on the roof.
Mayor de Blasio said on Tuesday that the city would begin to crack down on the illegal fireworks.