A homeless man in Harlem was burned after he was attacked with fireworks while he slept on the street.
The incident, which gained considerable traction after police acknowledged the video on Monday, shows the man being injured after someone threw fireworks at him.
The firework, which was designed to create a large shower of sparks and loud report, had a considerable blast radius and could easily have dismembered or killed the unsuspecting man.
At least four people -including three who have been identified- were involved in the incident.
All visible parties involved seemed to have no remorse over the incident, and made no attempt to help the injured man they had just attacked.
As the destructive device went off, the man who threw it could be seen smiling.
According to PIX 11, an NYPD spokesperson said officers received a call at around 4 a.m. Monday near 62 Lenox Ave. (Malcolm X Boulevard) in Harlem, and found the 66-year-old man suffering from minor burns.
While detectives are aware of the social media video, no arrests have been made.
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