Trailer & $70,000 explosives stolen in Detroit

4 February 2008: A trailer containing about $70,000 worth of high-tech fireworks used during player introductions at Detroit Pistons basketball games was discovered stolen early Sunday morning in the Detroit suburb of Warren, Michigan. The still-missing trailer is described as a 20’ 2001 Haulmark brand tow-behind style trailer bearing Michigan plate A294612. It is silver on the back and sides, blue on the front with a diamond checkered plate.

The trailer was taken sometime Saturday from an industrial parking area located near Dequindre and 14 Mile Road in an industrial parking lot in Warren, north of the city of Detroit, Michigan. The trailer contained pyrotechnics called dragons, which shoot flames skyward and concussive explosions “that easily could blow off body parts,” and tanks of propane gas.

The trailer and its contents is owned by a company identified as Band-Ayd. Through its president Nino De Benedetti, Band Ayd is offering a $5,000 “no questions asked” reward for return of the trailer and its contents. Warren police are investigating the theft. Anyone with information is asked to contact Warren Police Detective Sgt. Dan Beck at 586-574-4776.