We have all seen the gender reveals on facebook, from the blue and pink balloons, to blue and pink cakes but one couple took it even further, they decided to have an explosion to reveal the sex of their baby. The cute but almost moronic idea (million other ways to reveal your baby’s sex) almost cost the couple jail time.

Jon and Ashley Sterkel mixed the explosives with some blue chalk and detonated the exploding target with a high powered rifle. The video was posted to their Facebook page. Neighbors called the police and the couple was given a citation.

Folks, let’s keep to the balloons and cake gender reveals!