Devon Staples

Every year around this time the U.S. government's Consumer Products Safety Division issues warnings that alcohol and fireworks don't mix. And every year drunken 4th of July revelers fail to get the message.

The CPSD released a YouTube video showing the dangers of professional fireworks capable of blowing a dummy's head off. The video is very graphic and to the point.

Devon Staples of Calais, Maine blew his head off when he lit a fireworks mortar tube on his head. Staples had been drinking at a 4th of July party.

"When he suggested he was going to do this, his friends gathered around him and they thought they had convinced him not to do it," Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland told the Bangor Daily News.

Staples' brother, Cody, told the New York Daily News that Devon held a lighter near the fireworks and it accidentally lighted.

"Devon was not the kind of person who would do something stupid," Cody said. "He was the kind of person who would pretend to do something stupid to make people laugh.

According to the NY Daily News, Staples used to work at Disney World in Orlando, Florida, where he wore a costume and entertained children.

"He loved making people happy," said his brother.

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    Oouch

  • prynsexxx

    DOH! And Almighty bless.

  • Torae

    One less dummy....

  • luVn_liFe…

    :facepalm:

  • YES I SAID IT…

    Yes that was was really dumb!

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    GOOD MORNING AND...DAAYUM!

  • prynsexxx

    I didn't want to label it......LOL

  • iWasteTime

    ...

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    Rest in peace ?

  • Hair Lova ???

    Wtf?

  • puppylove

    Natural selection. How many children were present to see this i wonder.

  • whitty hutton

    Dummy dummy dummy dummy dummy...

    What else is there to say - nothing.

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    BTW DAMMM YOU MONDAY!!

  • Hair Lova ???

    Alphonso looks high. Ijs

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    How was everyone ELSES 4th? Cuz bruh uptop tried to be Captian Obvious aaaannnd it didn't goes as planned.

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    I really want to feel sorry for this cat. But what do you expect when you do just plain old dumb shyt? Left a cookout on Saturday cause some drunk fools got their hands on some illegal fireworks. I pissed of my kids, but I refused to be in a WSHH video today.

  • prynsexxx

    I don't do "homeboy" fireworks.

  • whitty hutton

    I have no sympathy. There have been far too many tragic deaths from pranks for folks to ignore the risks of dumbass behavior.

  • zeta4life

    NOW YOU DONE MANAGED TO DIE DOING DUMB CHIT!!!
    *SHOUTOUT TO @TAKEN SEEN U CAME OUT TO PLAY A BIT, MISS U!!!!

  • zeta4life

    WUUUUUTTT!!!
    *lays my head on your boobage , playing in your hair*
    How was the meet/greet??
    Is Reva Monster still around???
    Is WUT20 satisfied???
    Did they go off and talk together???
    QTNA/TIA (ROFKMSL!!!)

  • zeta4life

    getting ready to watch me some episodes now
    Hey Baby!!! whatchu blazing this mer'ning???

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    Crazy part, these were some of the real deal shyts you see professionals use. First I heard a few small pops of regular fireworks and the kids running and laughing. But when I saw a couple shoot waaaay up in the air then separate and explode some more. I knew it was time to go. Especially when I could hear a couple of the drunk fools arguing on how you should "hold" them when you light 'em. Who the fukk "holds" some shyt like that.

  • zeta4life

    WHITTTTY!!!!
    *bats mink lashes at chu*

  • Femme404

    Sorry a bad choice caused him to lose his life...

  • zeta4life

    I said good day sir!!!! Lurk u play too damn merch!!!
    that meme never gets old, I left u a kiss down stair about 3 flights down, hell my chit just floating around down there, with them scrange roses (lmao)

  • AllmylifeIhadtofight

    Hey WUT!!! I was worried about you. Didn't see you after 6'6 said he luh you and you hung up LMAO

  • zeta4life

    LuVn Hey "pud"
    so good to see you gal!!!

  • zeta4life

    did he "literally" blow his head off???

  • iWasteTime

    Hey boo !
    Work! I should of stayed home :wail:

  • prynsexxx

    LMAO not "hold" them. LMAOOOOO

  • zeta4life

    WAIT SHE DID WHET NAH!!! (in my momma voice)
    Hey KIC!!!

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    Sup Zeta? Hope you had a good holiday weekend. Oh and I caught that kiss downstairs. Sucking on my lip being all mannish and shyt. Reminds me of when I used to pull that shyt blowing girls shotguns in high school.

  • zeta4life

    Me too!!!, hell a bish ain't got no damn PTO days left (rofl) but I comes and goes as needed (wink)
    leaving "rounst" 2ish ta-day, hell I'm tired

  • prynsexxx

    Inquiring minds want to know. I read somewhere that the brother said "I ran to Devon, but there was no more Devon left"...or something along those lines. *gabbyliqquiver*

  • whitty hutton

    :hugs: ?? Heh Z4L!!

    **tugs off ONE mink eyelash so now u gotta take off the other one**

    You don't need them thangs on dearie. Mess around and be lookin like a chemo patient bout the eyes. :nono:

  • zeta4life

    *remember u put the pic. of yourself up that time and besides BBD, ZETA LOVES her some nice "soup coolers" NOT "ladles"

  • whitty hutton

    #ignant. :trophy:
    ???

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    *snuggles you in my boobies.
    His kids are coming down last weekend of this month for a week yes hes stiiilll round
    No she is not satisfied..He don't want that girl to work so she is ready to roll out on his azz.
    Marine Wut will have his rank pin ceremony here before he leaves to Japan. I will get to pin him (so excited about that)
    Whats going on with the Zetas?

  • whitty hutton

    I'm leaving round 12:30-ish. Been sitting here all morning doing jack shyt. I'm sleepy as hell! Mad I eem drove in.

    Maybe I'll stay til 2-ish...for "looks"...like I'm all dedicated n shyt - NOT!!

  • zeta4life

    (rofl) u r a fool...
    *slapping your hands from "rounst" my eyes, girl that why I have them, my chit didn't grow back good after my chemo...bish got alopecia round the eye balls!!!

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    ***

  • zeta4life

    DAMN!!! my first :trophy: I want to thank the blog, my sunday school teacher/ all who voted for meh!!!

  • whitty hutton

    Oh...I'm sorry. :ashamed: did you try any other methods before resorting to the minks?

    Mine came back after chemo but I can't relax my hair AT ALL...thins it out too much so I'm nappy natcha. ???

  • zeta4life

    Why I want to laugh, but scared Jesus will revoke my "get into "Hev-ben Free Card"
    *runs to get Virgin, Anointed, that the Passa prayed over 3 times Oil, and spranke on self and YOUR AZZ TOO!!!

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Umm lol Im cool..that night was rough..on my body.. sew he basically right in the heat of sexing he says it again and says "Tell me back".. So I said it... He has been a cuddle bear allll weekend in chyt...smh lol..

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Yeah Z4 he said it over the phone at the end of one of our conversations and I hung up on him in shock...rofl....it was out of the blue and I couldn't deal lololol

  • NakeyaJ Valued Rose since 2011

    So...are we gonna get the tea about what happened after you hung up or naw? Oh adn GM BTW lol

  • zeta4life

    Girl, Mister Z left this morning for Nashville, will be there until Wednesday, I talked with Z20 a few minutes ago, and I am enjoying this break, just me and the dog..So happy for Wut Marine, girl it takes me back to when Mister Z pinned Z20's airborne wings on at Ft Benning,
    *runs out blog crying, because I done paid too merch for these damn lashes*

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Awww, y'all so cute! :)

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Starting already.?

  • AllmylifeIhadtofight

    girl I'm glad... I was praying please don't let me hear about WUT on an episode of SNAPPED Lol.

  • whitty hutton

    BOL...Chile, I sniggled when I read it on huffpost then felt :ashamed:

    **pours some of yo "all" on my head** ??

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Okay?!

  • zeta4life

    Me too... I am going home and :blunt: put one of my "dusters" on and chill, hell I was going to leave at 2, but "I'm rolling wit'chu at 1230" "phuck it"

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Another report of a gunshot on a military campus. This time Walter Reed. Makes me so nervous. Like its a test.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    MY BOO! Me and you shall never part.

  • whitty hutton

    Girl I'm like a damn bobblehead tryna stay awake...lolol.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    You know. You were always my favorite on Martin. Those t-shirts? Crine.

  • zeta4life

    ROFL!!! we going to hell gurl!!! Jesus did not brang us through "da cancer" for this right here!!

  • zeta4life

    I spoke to u 4 flights down
    *hugs u and rocks u back and forth, like the First Lady*

  • whitty hutton

    Why thanks dear!! :blushing:

    I still holler when I watch Martin. He was so dang foolish.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Snuggles closer, rubbing all over yo bahdee.

  • King Playa

    Crazy.not sexy.not cool.

  • zeta4life

    *pokes butt out a little* (wink)

  • whitty hutton

    Not "da cancer"!! roflmao ??

  • zeta4life

    girl, if u be like them folks in that commercial, and mess around and hit your head on the desk...KMSL

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Might as well had.

  • SummerBaby

    This is crazy & sad! I heard a guy around my way blew his hand off holding fireworks.

  • zeta4life

    girl, that's how my Granny use to say it..damn I miss her..

  • whitty hutton

    Mine too!! "da gout", "got my presha and my shuga up"... Lolol

  • Chitsngiggles

    Dumb ass....

  • Vonn

    “Devon was not the kind of person who would do something stupid,” Cody said. “He was the kind of person who would pretend to do something stupid to make people laugh...The proof is in the pudding. His death proves that he was the kind of person to do something stupid. Sad

  • whitty hutton

    I'm this **thumbnail under index fingernail** close to having a hump cross my forehead!! Lololol ??

  • imright

    o. well...

  • zeta4life

    GIRL git your laugh on... WE DESERVE TO LAUGH!!! I have been rocking the Grace Jones/Amber Rose for about 6yrs now, but I wore it mirco-short anyway before the chemo but permed, but I just use "berries and juices" and get a line once a week/ and cut every 2 weeks.. I couldn't do the wig thang, unless it was dressing up for Mister (wink)

  • whitty hutton

    Don't break it down like that.. **wheezing** CRINE ???

  • zeta4life

    *come through with that knowledge V*

  • Trey

    common sense is not common

  • Hair Lova ???

    Yeah that was the dumbest statement ever. And the whole he pretended to light it. I was looking out my window at the kids lighting fire crackers. Holding them in their hands at that. No adults around like "who these children belong to?"

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    “Devon was not the kind of person who would do something stupid,” Cody said. “He was the kind of person who would pretend to do something stupid to make people laugh.

    That's stoopid!

  • whitty hutton

    Why am I sooo tickled by this shyt?? Help me lawd...

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Chile. I just said the same thing. Looks like it may run in the family. What made his brother say that? Stoopidness.

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    Off topic...Roses, any of you familiar with California real estate? Either San Francisco, LA, or San Diego. My father is seriously considering a move to either FL or CA now. Wants help deciding which one would be best

  • prynsexxx

    I think dude was still drunk or whatever.

  • prynsexxx

    THIS past 4th?

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Now you know he was and they know it too.

  • SummerBaby

    Yes ma'am!

  • zeta4life

    WUT!!! Looka here (not telling u not to be careful) but it seems you got your guard so up, is there some lingering hurt from your past.. not trying to be nosey, but don't share too much with this new format or if u choose u can not answer that :hug:

  • Vonn

    Maybe he is pretending to be dead.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    There's no chill in bish at. tall.

  • zeta4life

    ?????

  • Chitsngiggles

    Or high as hell

  • whitty hutton

    Wonder was he right or left handed, and which one got blew off?

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    Yeah I saw someone on FB that was holding a M80 and blew his fingers off. Instead of rushing his azz to the ER everybody had their phones out *blank stare*

  • prynsexxx

    What was he holding, a M80? DAMN!

  • whitty hutton

    **throws shoe at you** ?????

  • SummerBaby

    It's some things that should not be happening in 2015. This is one of them. We all know the dangers. ?

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Whoot. Oh shyt. Spilt my milk.

  • prynsexxx

    I just asked was dude holding one that she "spaketh" of.

  • prynsexxx

    The wrong one. IJS

  • whitty hutton

    CRINE!!

  • prynsexxx

    Blame it on da alcohol.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    With my milk carton...

  • SummerBaby

    I don't know. My mom knows his parents & his girlfriend is her coworker. She's not nosey like me. ?

  • zeta4life

    Ok guys, glad I got to play in the Rose Jungle... getting ready to do some paperwork and then I'm out this bish!!!
    LOVE U GUYS!!!

  • whitty hutton

    Oh...my bad...so u kinda sorta know him?? :kona:

  • SummerBaby

    I don't know.

  • zeta4life

    Jesus wept, and so do I!!!

  • prynsexxx

    My vote is FL....and I don't live in either one. I've been dreaming of palm trees and warm weather and FL would be the place for me. Or him, specially if he's about to retire. They say it's cheap(er - than Cali) to live down there.

  • whitty hutton

    :hugs: bye zeta beta!! ??

  • SummerBaby

    Yeah ?

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Why the first thing that came into my mind was when that shoe went flying at Bush?! Baby, you can't tell me he doesn't know how to stick and move.

  • Vonn

    His family needs to mourn in silence because their stupidity genes are shining through. Shhhhsh

  • prynsexxx

    I wonder if the GF gone stick by him?

  • prynsexxx

    Damn.

  • whitty hutton

    Bwahahahahahahahahaha...roflmao. That shyt was hilarious!!

  • whitty hutton

    I read this in James Evans' voice. ????

  • SummerBaby

    New post

  • Vonn

    Is that really him in the picture...with Elvis hair?

  • Tiffany Miller

    Well dayum!!!! That video is crazy. I don't like fire PERIOD!!!! It is unpredictable especially when you add explosives to the mix. I lit ONE sparkler. Don't like it AT ALL.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Just exit. Like now.

  • Vonn

    I'm sorry. I really want to know though.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Whoot.

  • Vonn

    One last question. Does anyone else find the picture of the dummy funny? Like only a dummy would do this.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Dayum. I want to ask a question but...

    I mean why wouldn't she? Did he lose the important ones. Is she petty? Am I for asking?

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    I think it is. That photo looks like he could have been the "prince" at Disney. Then again, you know how Auntie does it. Could be. Could be not.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    The picture or the what not to do video?

  • LuvMyBrownSkin?

    This is sad and proves that you shouldn't drink and mess around with anything dangerous.

  • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

    Mine was cool. I actually lit my fireworks according to the directions for the most part. I only held one roman candle while it went off. My daughter scolded me so we put the rest in the ground. But normally estranged hubby and I would hold them.

  • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

    Oh gosh. I get illegal fireworks every year. Send the chirren to my house. I'll make sure they stand clear.

  • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

    The thing about those mortar tubes is they have kickback. So even if the firework went off as planned he probably suffered a blunt force injury to the skull, but I think I read that it actually malfunctioned and exploded on his head. I don't know if that's true.

  • Vonn

    Both. lol. I was talking about the still from the video. They are using dummies for a reason. Even stunt ppl are smart enough not to do it.

  • Letmecommentbeforeicant

    Drunk WHYt people stunts never surprise me *shrugs*

  • EasyBreezy

    This morning, Jay Anthony Brown (TJMS) went IN on yt people and their ridculous feats of fancy. You all heard of the yt guy who jumped in the lake WITH an alligator over the weekend, right? Yes, he knew the alligator was there; yes, he believed he'd simply swim past it; yes, he swore at the alligator prior to jumping in the lake. This. Is. Tiring. To. Write.

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  • http://shopjealousy.com Milliona Ire

    lmao idk but this made me bol

  • Hmmm~?

    So he blew his head clean off? Like it went flyin? His headless corpse fell lamely to the ground as his head landed next to him? Call me crazy, but I'd actually like to see that.

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Z whats your email addy?

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    White people schit. Because there really are a host of things black folks would never do. This guy really killed himself. Like, yeah. I heard the story this morning and couldn't help laughing. What a clown.

  • HoneyyGoodMoneyy_

    Welp. -_-

  • ~~eb

    That was plain STUPID! These two are a tie for the Darwin 2015 Award.

  • Enoughsaid2020

    People get stupid everyday! Rest in Peace!

  • Rob

    I've seen videos of this guy. He is a huge deal at DisneyWorld. Very funny.

  • 1/8

    One less (dumb) bell to answer

  • Billy Official

    I absolutely love the title to this post @sandrarose--sincerely!

  • Dee

    What a fricken dummy.