A homeless man from New York City is in the hospital recovering from 3rd degree burns, after getting BLOWN UP by illegal fireworks while he slept.
MTO News obtained a shocking video which shows NYC’s illegal fireworks problem taking a dangerous and cruel twist.
You can watch the video above, but we warn you – it is very graphic.
In the video, which you can see above, a man is seen throwing a lit firework onto a sleeping homeless man at around 4 a.m. in Harlem. The firework appears to be an M-80 firecracker.
M-80s are an American class of large powerful firecrackers, sometimes called salutes. M-80s were originally made in the mid 20th century for the U.S. military to simulate explosives or artillery fire, and were later manufactured as fireworks.
Each M-80 holds approximately 3 grams of pyrotechnic flash powder, about as much as a quarter stick of dynamite.
The crime is particularly heinous, because it was perpetrated against a man as he peacefully slept.
MTO News reached out to the New York City police, and they confirmed that they are looking for the suspect who threw the firework at a sleeping homeless man.
The firework sizzled and then exploded on the man.
Luckily the victim, 66, only suffered minor third degree burns, police said.