The Victoria Police Department is asking all residents to hold off on lighting up fireworks this Halloween.
Although fireworks are illegal in the region, some still choose to explode the sky during this spooky holiday.
VicPD said in a tweet this morning that fireworks often result in “shots fired” calls, drawing officers to attend, taking away resources for more serious calls.
Officers already attended several calls last night regarding fireworks, admitting one was even set off in a port-a-potty. The VicPD’s tweet included a green emoji that looked nauseated.
“Please put the wick away. Our officers and your pets will thank you,” reads the end of the Tweet.
Fireworks are prohib in #yyj & often result in "shots fired" calls. We had several last night (including fireworks in a port-a-potty🤢) & we have to attend. All the while serious calls, assaults etc, need our attn. Pls put the wick away. Our officers & your pets will thank you.
— Victoria Police (@vicpdcanada) October 31, 2020