Trailer containing pyrotechnics for Pistons game stolen

Updated: February 3, 2008, 4:53 PM ET
Associated Press

WARREN, Mich. -- Officials say a trailer has been stolen that was carrying pyrotechnics to be set off before the Detroit Pistons game against the Dallas Mavericks at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

The theft was discovered Sunday morning by employees of Windsor, Ontario-based Band-Ayd Systems International Inc. at a company facility in Warren.

Band-Ayd President Nino De Benedetti says the trailer contains about $75,000 worth of pyrotechnics and gear, and the trailer itself is worth $8,000. The trailer held liquid propane and noisemaking devices.

The company is offering a $5,000 reward for the return of the equipment, no questions asked.

De Benedetti says Band-Ayd used backup equipment for Sunday afternoon's pyrotechnics, which went off as usual.


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