- Associated Press - Friday, June 19, 2015

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire police say a Manchester man is facing multiple charges after he launched fireworks from his apartment window in the direction of two men working from a lift 30 feet in the air.

Authorities say 28-year-old Thomas Stokes of Lincoln Street shot flaming balls from a Roman candle-style firework at the two workers Thursday.

WMUR reports (http://bit.ly/1ITPwIe ) that police say Stokes initially told them when he was questioned Thursday that he wasn’t home at the time the report was made.

The men on the lift reported hearing the noise from the firework and then feeling hot embers.

Stokes is charged with reckless conduct, criminal mischief and making a false report to law enforcement. It was not immediately known whether he has a lawyer.

“The mere fact that we are having this conversation defies logic, but we are,” Manchester Police Lt. Steve Reardon said in court Friday. “We feel that the defendant’s actions were extremely dangerous. We imagine what those individuals that were working on that building were thinking.”

Police said they received a report Thursday morning from a woman who said an object struck her window, causing it to shatter. She looked out and saw a man peering from Foster’s apartment.

The judge at Friday’s hearing noted that Stokes has a lengthy criminal record.

Stokes’ wife, Brittany Foskitt-Stokes, said Friday her husband is on “so many different medications” and that she thought it was affecting his ability to think straight.

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