Police officers in District 79 are waiting for flamethrower enthusiast Christopher Dupley.
Photo by Lloyd Mitchell
He brought a flamethrower to this place — and now he’s trapped.
NYPD arrested local rapper Christopher Dupree for dancing on a B26 bus while using a flamethrower. Dupley was detained by police at his home in District 79 on November 18, apparently 10 days after the self-promotion stunt.
According to police, at 5:30 pm on November 8, police officers answered a 911 call about a criminal’s mischief and an ongoing fire to a man on a bus with a flamethrower.
When the cops responded, the bus was gone and there was no crowd. The 911 caller wanted to remain anonymous, as no one came forward after trying to interview potential witnesses. Police officers marked the call as groundless due to lack of evidence at the time.
A viral video has been posted online that allegedly shows Dupley passing by Monica’s Dupley God, jumping on a bus at the intersection of Putnam Avenue and Franklin Avenue. The NYPD recognized the video on 17 November and closed the case within 24 hours.
“At some point in the video, the roof of the bus was ignited with a light liquid. Thankfully, the bus did not ignite and no one on the bus was injured. We investigated the incident and closed it within 24 hours. Let’s do the amazing work by the 79th District Criminal Forces, “said Detective Rodney Harrison.
Dupley claims that the stunt was to win a record deal for his music.
“I did it for art. I did it for Wu-Tang Clan,” Dupley said. “What I did was not reckless. I want to thank God.”
The rapper crouched after being dropped by his lawyer. He was seen being tested for COVID-19 on site.
Dupley was charged with two reckless dangers and one weapon possession.
In a report from Lloyd Mitchell.
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