Fireworks damage to Deltona home investigated

By Dawn Brooks, Online Editor, Producer
Published On: Aug 06 2014 10:02:31 AM EDT
Updated On: Jul 08 2014 06:16:41 AM EDT

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. -

Volusia deputies continue to investigate after a man said someone damaged his home with fireworks.

The damage to the home at 1144 Swan St. in Deltona happened Friday night.

Deputies said when they arrived to the home Saturday morning they found burn marks in the grass and a large amount of debris that appeared to be the remnants of fireworks.

The son of the owners of the home, Eric Lugo, told deputies he was in his parents' yard with a friend when he heard a crowd of up to 20 people setting off fireworks in the street close to the home. He said he saw a streak parallel to the ground go toward the back of his parents' yard, where he saw a "large release of light."

Lugo told deputies Saturday morning that deputies were called Friday night to the area concerning the disturbance, but they never went to the rear of the home to investigate.

Lugo's friend told deputies after the incident the neighbor came over to apologize.

The neighbor behind Lugo's parents' home, Randy Frankenberry, also told deputies he had to clean fireworks debris up in his backyard and that the neighbor apologized to him as well, claiming he would pay for any damages.

While Frankenberry declined to press charges, Lugo's family said they wish to pursue charges.

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