A cruel passerby threw a lit firework at a stranger sleeping in the middle of a street in Harlem (New York). A video of the terrible incident soon appeared on social networks, causing an instant resonance.
On the record, a bully throws a firework at a man with a laugh and runs back to the side. After a few seconds, he explodes, and the guilty run away, leaving the victim, engulfed in fire, to their own devices. The incident occurred on Lenox Ave. and W. 113th St. at about 4:00 on Monday – in front of at least two eyewitnesses who managed to photograph the attacker.
Fortunately, the victim, a 66-year-old man whose name was not disclosed, received only minor burns. He was delivered to St. Luke’s Hospital is in stable condition. According to the police, the investigation is still ongoing. At the moment, the suspect has still not been able to detain. The attack occurred after the number of complaints about illegal fireworks increased sharply in the city. Since April 18, they have already been reported 4,800 times.