Massive cache of stolen fireworks found inside Clovis home

CLOVIS, Calif. (KFSN) -- A massive cache of stolen fireworks has been found inside a home in Clovis.

Officers say two truckloads worth of safe and sane fireworks were stolen from a distribution warehouse in Fresno earlier this week.

The trucks were later recovered, but the $100,000 worth fireworks inside were missing.

On Wednesday, officers recovered 80% of the stolen fireworks, all from one home.

All those fireworks under one roof made the house, more like a powderkeg.

"If something had gone wrong inside this house it would've been a horrific disaster with this many explosives in one residence," said Sgt. Jim Koch of the Clovis Police Department.

Officers had to use a police dog to help bring the suspect, 28-year-old Michael Hendricks, into custody.

He faces several felony charges, as does 49-year-old Evelyn Mendoza, who was also arrested at the home.

Police believe the rest of the fireworks had been sold or given away.

The recovered product was returned to its rightful owner shortly after the bust.
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