It's really disappointing that there's no video of it, he'd win the Darwin Award for this year's 4th.SAN ANTONIO — A man is dead after lighting a firework on top of his head, according to San Antonio Police.
Police responded to the 800 block of Harriman Place on the southwest side of town just after midnight on Tuesday morning.
A witness and a friend told police that the man, identified by the Bexar County Medical Examiner as Pablo Ruiz, 43, was shooting off fireworks with them when he decided to light a mortar-style firework from on top of his head.
Officials believe the firework exploded from the bottom of the tube, instantly piercing the top portion of the victim's head.
Police reported that witnesses told them that Ruiz had been drinking at the time of the incident.
Ruiz died at the scene from severe head trauma from the explosion.
THIS is some SERIOUS fun....Hunter-Stewart barracks area. Let's see, a 32 gal trash can 3/4 full of water, one medium size box of Tide, an artillery simulator attached to a brick. Pull lanyard on simulator/brick and immediately drop it into trash can. Rapidly place top on can and haul freight!!! VERY LOUD "WHOOMP!" No idea where the lid ended up. Lots and lots and lots of soap bubbles ... everywhere. We won't talk about the APs that arrived and asked LOTS of questions. No one saw or knew anything about it.