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Man Arrested After Throwing Lit Firecrackers Under Sleeping Child’s Bed

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Man Arrested After Throwing Lit Firecrackers Under Sleeping Child’s Bed

A Florida man was arrested after he threw lit firecrackers under a sleeping child’s bed as a prank.

According to ABC Action News, 44-year-old Matthew Morrison of Okaloosa County was arrested on multiple charges after he snuck into a sleeping child’s bedroom and threw lit firecrackers as a cruel prank. The 9-year-old girl told authorities that the incident scared her to the point where she started crying and shaking.

The girl’s parent told deputies that Morrison lived in a tent outside of the Godfrey Street home and he entered their home without permission then threw multiple firecrackers under the girl’s bed early Saturday morning.

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He chased Morrison out of the house with a stick and alerted deputies of the disturbing prank. After taking him into custody, authorities searched Morrison and found two grams of methamphetamine in his pocket.

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Morrison was charged with child cruelty without great harm, burglary, and possession of a controlled substance.

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