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Groom arrested at his wedding over fireworks display without license

By Mason White 1:00 PM July 10, 2017
Thomas and Ela Giglio
Thomas and Ela Giglio
By: Mason White

(Scroll down for video) A couple’s wedding in New York, ended in a bust when the groom was taken away in handcuffs.

39-year-old Thomas Giglio and his bride Ela, 34, held their wedding celebration in a home on Riverdale Avenue near Carman Place in Massapequa.

At about 12:15 a.m., neighbors called police to complain about the noise being caused by fireworks.

Nassau County police arrived in the backyard early Saturday morning, and arrested the groom for setting off a stunning fireworks display.

Neighbors said that at first, they thought it was just going to last a few minutes, but when it went on for some time and it was disturbing their sleep, they reported the newlyweds to police.

Officers wrote in the police report that when they walked into the backyard, they discovered “a large wedding party along with large professional fireworks being discharged.”

Officers searched the property and found more than 40 pyrotechnic mortars, a pyrotechnic display cake and numerous firecrackers, police said.

When the groom admitted that he set off the fireworks, he was arrested.

The groom was charged with possession of fireworks without a license, which is a felony in New York. His bail was set at $5,000.

Some residents who live on the quiet cul-de-sac where the wedding took place, said that they are stunned that police arrested the groom “while there are squatters and drug dealers all over the neighborhood.”