The award for most ill-advised July Fourth celebration goes to...

... Jamal Colon, from Monticello. He sustained a bullet wound during his Independence Day celebration, and to hear the Times Herald-Record tell is, his methods were almost guaranteed to endanger life and limb

Jamal Colon, 31, told police he placed a box of .22 caliber bullets in a coffee can, then lit the can on fire. He thought all the bullets had gone off when he picked up the can, but a bullet exploded, severely wounding his left hand.