Monks receive citation for illegal fireworks show
Mon, 07 Jul 2014 16:07:28 GMT —
They'll likely be mindful of any future fireworks ban.
KRQE-TV reports (
) that Albuquerque authorities say, among the more than a dozen citations for illegal fireworks handed out July 4th, one was given to a group of Buddhist monks.
Albuquerque Fire Department inspector Darrick Pino says the citation was written after authorities stumbled upon an audience watching a fireworks show from the Hoi Phuoc Buddhist Temple.
Pino says the monks were setting off a treasure trove of illegal fireworks, including Roman candles and mortars.
Albuquerque was under fireworks restrictions due to high fire danger.
A woman with the temple told authorities the monks don't watch TV and didn't know there was a fireworks ban.