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Fireworks set off on NJ home’s porch, frightening residents

Posted at 10:37 PM, Nov 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-23 22:51:43-05

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, N.J. — Two people are being sought Friday after police said video captured them setting off fireworks on a home's front porch, causing damage and frightening those inside.

Two people are sought after allegedly setting off fireworks at a home in Bernards Township on Nov. 23, 2018. (Bernards Township Police Department)

Residents were enjoying Thanksgiving leftovers before bed when they heard loud knocks at the door of a home on Elizabeth Street around 1 a.m., Alejandro Vollbrechthausen said.

"Two loud bangs went off," Vollbrechthausen said. "They freaked us out, so we like, moved back, and then we saw through that window ... a bunch of fireworks going off."

The fireworks didn't just scare those inside, the explosions nearly burning a hole in the welcome mat.

"We could have been hurt, and then the other thing that we were saying is that could also start a fire,” Vollbrechthausen said.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Somerset Crime Stoppers at 888-577-TIPS.