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Published:January 5th, 2014 11:28 EST

Homemade Cannon Epic Fail: Video

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A North Carolina man rang in the New Year with a bang early Wednesday morning when a homemade cannon stuffed with black powder exploded in his face.


When emergency personnel responded to the scene around 1:15 a.m., they found 41-year-old Timothy Crouse lying against the side of his porch with serious head injuries."


A normal person might set off a few firecrackers to ring in the year, but only a redneck who has imbibed too much moonshine will ring in the New Year with a bang by firing a homemade cannon stuffed with black powder.

Unless you are a rocket scientist, don`t try to build your own rocket or cannon.

Hester was airlifted to a hospital and treated for second degree burns and damage to the cornea in one of his eyes.

The cannon was seized by the cops as evidence, it would be really adding insult to injury if this hapless fellow is charged with any crime.

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