Stunning video captured illegal fireworks booming throughout Los Angeles despite a ban.
KCAL9/CBS2’s chopper captured the images throughout LA County on Saturday night.
At 9:33pm PST, the Los Angeles Police was forced to tweet:
We ask that you please NOT call 911 for illegal fireworks unless someone is hurt or there is a fire. You are tying up 911 for other life-threatening emergencies.
As of this post, we’re holding nearly 50 calls on 911 & over 170 on non-emergency.
Those who call 911 for fireworks WILL be transferred to non-emergency.
Those who call 911 for fireworks WILL be transferred to non-emergency. Instead, call 877-ASK-LAPD directly or report online at https://t.co/o4pl1MbfLC. We're currently holding almost 800 online reports. There will be delays tonight. We apologize.
— LAPD Communications Division (@911LAPD) July 5, 2020