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Must see video: Philly arsonist fails in 5 attempts to firebomb a home

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The only thing surprising in this video is that the idiot, would-be arsonist didn't set himself on fire.


Police say that around 2:10 a.m. on Jan. 9, an unknown male was captured on video trying to throw the incendiary device into a residence on the 2600 block of N Frankford Avenue, breaking the window of the home.

The remains of the device, which didn’t explode, were on the sidewalk in front of the residence.

Surveillance video from the area reveals the suspect attempting to firebomb the residence unsuccessfully five times.

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  • Anonymous

    What a waste of substandard DNA…

  • Fire21

    What he attempted to do is abominable.  What he accomplished is hilarious!

    • Sharppointy1

      Fire21, you said it better than I could.

  • 19262007

    Hopefully when he stepped off the curb he got hit by a truck.

  • willowbay

    I hope that from the several times he looks at the camera he can be identified and arrested.  At one point his hood falls off and he looks right at the camera.  The text says the window did get broken, thankfully this device did not enter.  I also agree with Fire21 etc.

  • Harvey Glick

    Need more Chlorine in the gene pool. Find a guy with an IQ of below 5 and you've probably caught the arsonist.