Shirtless maniac with a FLAMETHROWER jumps on top of a Brooklyn bus and sends blasts into the air before setting fire to the road surface as part of a stunt for a music video
- The NYPD is investigating an incident in which an unidentified shirtless man jumped on top of a Brooklyn bus with a flamethrower on November 8
- The man blasted flames into the air as the bus stopped at an intersection
- As it began to move, he walked to the back of the bus, aiming the flamethrower to the ground and setting part of the street alight
- He jumped from the bus, falling just before the flames
- It was carrying 25 people who were transferred to a new bus at the next stop
- The stunt is believed to have been carried out as part of a Wu-tang tribute music video by local rapper Dupree God and it was heavily shared on social media
- The NYPD’s Sergeants Benevolent Association condemned the video and said that if the police are defunded, it will become ‘rampant’
- ‘NYC is NOT safe YOU are being lied to,’ the police union fumed in a tweet
The New York City Police Department confirmed on Monday that it is investigating an incident in which a shirtless man jumped on top of an MTA bus with a flame thrower and fired it into the air.
Social media footage was shared from the incident which took place between Putnam Avenue and Franklin Avenue in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, at around 5.30pm on November 8.
It showed the man jumping onto the B26 bus, which was carrying more than two dozen passengers, from an ice cream truck and firing off the flamethrower over the gathered crowd while they cheered, shouted and recorded it on their phones.
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An unidentified shirtless man jumped from an ice cream van to an MTA bus and began to blast a flamethrower in the air as it stopped at an intersection in Brooklyn on November 8
The man jumped from the back of the bus with the flamethrower as it began to move
The man stayed on top of the bus for about 30 seconds as it stopped at the intersection before walking to the back as it began to move.
He then aimed the flamethrower to the ground and set part of the street alight before jumping off.
According to the New York Post, the stunt was carried out as part of a Wu-tang tribute music video by local rapper Dupree God, who also posted drone footage of it to Instagram.
It is not known if Dupree is the man who jumped onto the bus.
The student is believed to have been carried out by a local rapper as he filmed a music video
The man stood shooting the flamethrower in the air as the gathered crowd cheered
He then pointed the device to the ground, setting part of the street on fire
The man landed badly as he jumped, just avoiding the line of flames he had created
‘Flame Thrower Bus Jump,’ he wrote.
‘Wutang music video shoot was insane. It was a movie. It was f*****g epic. Much everyone to all who came out
‘We shut Franklin Avenue Down. With amazing energy. We are in this together. We The ILLest. Video coming,’ he added.
In a previous post, he had invited fans and friends to join him between 2pm and 4pm that day, where he’d be handing out free ice-cream, champagne and t-shirts as they filmed.
‘We outside tomorrow. Pull up to my music video shoot for my new song Wutang. It’s a celebration,’ he said.
The NYPD and MTA have voiced their concerns, however, about the dangerous stunt and confirmed that there was no permit approved to film on the bus.
The NYPD has said it is aware of the incident and is investigating in a Twitter post
In a now-deleted tweet, the NYPD’s Sergeants Benevolent Association condemned the video and said that ‘NYC is not safe’ as they complained about attempts to defund the police
‘We are aware of a video circulating social media that shows a man using a flame thrower on top of a bus in Brooklyn,’ the NYPD said in a tweet.
‘The incident is currently under investigation. We have the utmost confidence in our @NYPDDetectives that this case will be solved quickly.’
‘We don’t even need to say how absurd, dangerous and just plain stupid this was,’ added MTA spokesman Tim Minton.
‘The reckless individual who torched over the top of an occupied bus put New Yorkers, including the bus operator, in life-threatening peril.’
The video was also condemned by the NYPD’s Sergeants Benevolent Association, who shared it on Twitter, taking a hit at the defunding of the city’s police department.
‘NYC is NOT safe YOU are being lied to,’ the union raged in a since-deleted tweet.
‘Keep defunding the police this will become rampant.’
No injuries were reported in the stunt, according to the Post, and the 25 passengers on the bus were moved to another bus at the next stop.