It's time to retire the new trend of outrageous baby gender reveal parties
29 Noviembre 2018 15:24
Baby gender reveal parties are getting way, way out of control.
One gender reveal party, in particular, went nuclear and accidentally started a wildfire that burned nearly 47,000 acres of Arizona land and caused more than $8 million in damage.
A new video has been released by the US Forest Service which shows the events that led to such destruction. Filmed on April 23, 2017, the clip shows a handmade target with the words "Boy" and "Girl" written on it, placed in the middle of the desert near Green Valley, Arizona, south of Tucson.
Those watching can then hear a gunshot, followed by the target explosion, which reveals a blue cloud to signal the unborn child is a boy. Just moments later, the surrounding bush catches fire and a voice can be heard shouting: "Start packing up!"
Flames spread to the Coronado National Forest, becoming the Sawmill Fire, which took firefighters from at least 20 agencies to contain for around a week, according to KGUN-TV.
The man at the heart of the drama - and who shot the target - is off-duty US Border Patrol agent Dennis Dickey, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor violation of US Forest Service regulations and was sentenced to five years' probation, CNN reports. He was also ordered to pay $8,188,069 in restitution, starting with an initial payment of $100,000 and monthly payments thereafter.