Couple's Gender Reveal Lands Them in Trouble With the Law (Video)

Creative gender reveals are suddenly all the rage with parents-to-be—but it's not often they result in the possibility of jail time. 

The Omaha World-Herald reports 26-year-old Jon Sterkel—to notify the world of the gender of his impending son—used a rifle to shoot an exploding target loaded up with blue chalk Saturday on his Nebraska farmland. He and his wife, Ashley, posted the video to Facebook. 

But it wasn't just friends and family who got the message. Residents of Scottsbluff heard the explosion—despite living three miles away—and thought a house had blown up. And the local sheriff's office received several calls about the big boom. After hearing about his explosion on the radio, Sterkel called the sheriff to explain.

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