Falls Man, Son Use Fireworks In Revenge Against Neighbor, Police Say

Neal Sanderson, 55. Image via Crimewatch.

An apparent malicious use of fireworks leading up to Independence day has landed a father and son from Falls Township in police custody.

Fireworks have made nightly appearances throughout the region since Memorial Day. But authorities say Neal Sanderson, 55, and his son Kevin, 27, used them to get revenge on their neighbor.

The Sandersons allegedly set off fireworks near their victim’s home the night of July 2. This caused damage to her vehicle and living space while she was home.

Sanderson specifically targeted this woman, according to police.

“Neal Sanderson told the victim that he had dreamed of blowing up her residence for sending him to prison for a previous incident,” said the Falls Township Police Department.

Police did not elaborate on any details regarding this “previous incident.”

Neal and Kevin Sanderson are now facing multiple charges. Among them are Retaliation Against a Witness and Risking Catastrophe.

Police also claim to have found drug paraphernalia when they arrested the two men.

Judge Baranowski set bail for Neal Sanderson at $50,000 while Kevin Sanderson’s bail is $15,000.