Man found guilty in connection with gender reveal involving 80 pounds of Tannerite

A New Hampshire man who was part of a gender reveal involving Tannerite could avoid paying a fine with good behavior.


A New Hampshire man can avoid being fined for his role in a gender reveal earlier this year that involved 80 pounds of the explosive Tannerite.

According to court documents, Anthony Spinelli, of Kingston, was found guilty of disorderly conduct for the reveal back in April. He was ordered to pay a $500 fine, with all $500 suspended if he stays on good behavior for 12 months. He was ordered to pay a statutory penalty assessment.

The blast was heard miles away from the quarry where it was detonated. Residents of Kingston, a town not far from the Massachusetts border, and neighboring towns said they were startled by the blast.

"To have something like this occur outside normal business hours, and, of all of the blasts that we have experienced, nothing was as loud as we experienced on Tuesday night," said resident Sarah Taglieri in the days after the blast.

The sound was captured on a home surveillance system miles away in Plaistow. For some, it knocked pictures off the wall. Others told police that cracks formed in their home's foundation.