Story By: Feza Uzay, Sub-Editor: Marija Stojkoska, Agency: Newsflash
This is the moment a drunk reveller rushes outside with a box of lit fireworks after thinking it was a good idea to light them indoors, as it was cold outside.
The 52-year-old man, name not reported, was reportedly drunk at the time and in a festive mood, so he decided to launch some fireworks in the apartment block in the city of Khabarovsk in the far-eastern Russian region of Khabarovsk Krai at around 2am on 1st January.
The man allegedly lit the fireworks in the apartment building because it was too cold outside. However, he soon realised it was a bad idea and rushed outside before causing any damage and potentially risking injury.
In the CCTV footage, the New Year’s Eve reveller is seen lighting a box of fireworks before quickly carrying it outside.
However, fireworks start flying while he is still inside the building, and he throws the box onto the street from the entrance before walking away.
The fireworks are seen whizzing around the street, where they reportedly damaged several parked cars.
After the footage was widely shared on social media, the police opened an investigation and tracked down the suspect, who had escaped with only minor burns and bruises.
Under questioning, the man told officers that he was responsible for setting off the fireworks and offered to cover the damage to the parked cars, according to local reports.