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Police on fireworks calls to 911: 'I don't like it' is not an emergency

Henry County Police post a cheeky social media post ahead of 4th of July Holiday.

HENRY COUNTY, Ga. — The Henry County Police Department posted a social media post on Sunday, just days ahead of the Independence Day holiday that can probably only be considered half-tongue-in-cheek.

Each year, as we approach the holiday, fireworks begin to go off each evening as fans light off fireworks.

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Of course, it all comes to a crescendo on July 4, when fireworks not only do individuals set off their own fireworks, but professional displays in communities all over the place go off in celebration of the nation's independence.

Not surprisingly, police departments everywhere find themselves fielding calls from some who insist that they don't like the fireworks going off around them -- which leads to the tongue-in-cheek Facebook post from HCPD: "I don't like it," is not an emergency.

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While the almost curmudgeonly Facebook post from the Henry County Police Department on Sunday morning points to the issue of fireworks itself, another thing that it does bring to mind is fireworks safety.

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Take care of yourselves and take care of your pets while enjoying fireworks during the holiday period and have a safe Independence Day!