Still from video captioned ‘Make em dance’ shows exploding device thrown from vehicle at people huddled on Fletcher Street.

Video of fireworks being thrown at homeless people sparks RCMP probe

A video captures cruel prank as exploding device tossed at two people huddled against a building

Chilliwack RCMP say they are investigating after a video surfaced this week showing exploding fireworks being thrown at homeless people.

The incident happened Tuesday night – a day before Halloween, said RCMP Cpl. Mike Rail of the UFVRD.

Three or four men reportedly threw fireworks or some type of explosive device at two people huddled against a building in the 9300-block of Nowell Street, across from Ruth and Naomi’s Mission.

The video captioned “Make em dance” and posted by a teen on SnapChat has angered and disgusted many Chilliwack residents who posted about the cruelty, as it shows the fireworks flying out of a car window and exploding midair as someone screams in fear.

There may have been more incidents that night but the RCMP only had the one report.

“Fortunately no one was injured,” said Rail. “We are asking the public who may have video or information to contact us.”

The non-emergency RCMP number to call is 604-792-4611.


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