He did what he had to do. It'* not mean. If it'* illegal, it'* illegal. Breaking the law is the same as breaking any other law, you face the consequence.
Just be glad you don't live in Ohio, especially in my town, you set fireworks off, you get a warning on the first offense, 2nd offense is a $500 fine and confiscation of fireworks, 3rd offense is $1000 and confiscation of fireworks, and any further involves jailtime. There have been WAY too many careless people here, and it had to be taken care of. I am all for the law, along with the most of my town.