He apologized later with a fruit basket through their bedroom window.
Whenever a guy wearing a winter jacket is lighting off fireworks in the middle of the night, bad things are bound to happen. There's hardly anyone else around, and the rest of the neighborhood is silent. Which means Stuart Paton was probably sitting around drinking with his buddies when one of them said, "Dude, do you still have those fireworks leftover from the 4th of July party?"
From the look on his face afterwards, you can tell it was not the intended flight path of his rocket. Unless his intention was to declare war on his sleeping neighbor.
(by Jonathan Corbett)