People are being arrested for owning Elon Musk’s viral flamethrowers

Musk went viral a few years ago for selling the flamethrowers to promote The Boring Company
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Elon Musk has had many viral moments over the last few years, but arguably the most shocking of them all was him selling flamethrowers to help fund his new company, The Boring Company. The flamethrowers at the time were being sold as “not a flamethrower,” but apparently that wasn’t enough to get passed the law. According to reports, owners of these flamethrowers have been getting arrested for owning the flame shooting device.

A recent look at what has become of the once viral product found that a number of owners have ran into trouble due to their purchase. Overall 1,000 people from all around the world were either fined or arrested in connection to the flamethrowers. In the UK, some were confiscated as part of “Operation Viper,” an initiative intended to find illegal guns and those who possess them.

Some flamethrower owners even faced jail time due to their Boring Company purchase. Still, despite the legal troubles many are still hoping to get their hands on one of the viral flamethrowers. Hopefully with Elon Musk’s new status as the richest person in the world, he can help out those who get in trouble using his flamethrower.

Via Bro Bible