DE BLASIO’S NEW YORK: MAN FIRES FLAMETHROWER ATOP N.Y.C. BUS

A shirtless man with a flamethrower turned up the heat on the commute for some New Yorkers when he climbed to the top of a city bus in Brooklyn and rained fresh hell in the air above the heads of onlookers as they filmed and cheered.

The stunt was not taken as lightly at the Metropolitan Transit Authority and among police unions who pointed out that the outlandish spectacle is the latest example of New York City’s rapid decline.

The MTA reported that the bizarre disturbance took place around 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 8 on Putnam Avenue at the intersection with Franklin Avenue in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood.

Videos made their way to social media showing an unidentified man climbing on the roof of an ice-cream truck before throwing himself to the roof of the B26 bus that had halted at the intersection.

The man proceeded to fire off the flamethrower as people watching cheered, as seen on the videos.

In the footage, the flammable liquid from the man’s flame-based weapon drops onto the bus before it momentarily ignites on top of the vehicle. 

The crowd of bystanders filmed the unusual event with their phones as the man shot the fire into the sky above Brooklyn, as seen in the video.

The footage shows that after the hazardous stunt begins, a man who appears to be the bus driver comes out of the front door of the bus and takes in the impromptu show.

In the meantime, the man with the flamethrower makes his way to the rear of the bus and shoots off a few streaks of fire in the direction of the street, briefly setting the ground ablaze. The video then shows him jumping off the bus.

The entire strange occurrence seemed to be part of a Wu-Tang tribute music video by a small time rapper who goes by Dupree G.O.D., as claimed on his social media.

“’Wutang’ music video shoot was insane. It was a movie. It was fucking epic,” the local rapper told his 17,000 followers on Instagram.

“Much everyone to all who came out [sic]. We shut Franklin Avenue Down. With amazing energy. We are in this together. We The ILLest. Video coming,” he stated.

Numerous members of the rap group did not respond to requests for comment from the New York Post.

Both the MTA and City Hall verified that the shoot for the aspiring rapper had no permits for the stunt.

The rapper requested that people join him at the corner for free ice cream, T-shirts, and champagne for his video, according to his social media account.

“We don’t even need to say how absurd, dangerous and just plain stupid this was,” MTA spokesman Tim Minton said. “The reckless individual who torched over the top of an occupied bus put New Yorkers, including the bus operator, in life-threatening peril.”

The B26 bus was occupied with roughly 25 passengers on board at the time of the stunt. They were all redirected to a different bus at the next stop, the MTA stated. There were no injuries reported stemming from the incident.

The NYPD has confirmed it is now investigating the incident after the Sergeants Benevolent Association tweeted out a video of the flamethrower-wielding shirtless Brooklyn rapper.

NYPD News tweeted: “We are aware of a video circulating social media that shows a man using a flamethrower on top of a bus in Brooklyn.

“The incident is currently under investigation. We have the utmost confidence in our @NYPDDetectives that this case will be solved quickly.” 

“NYC is NOT safe YOU are being lied to,” the union warned in a tweet they have since taken down.

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