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'We about to go crazy.' Instagram prankster sets off firework inside a Miami Dollar Tree

Prankster lights firework inside a Miami Dollar Tree

Miami-Dade police are looking for a man who filmed himself setting off a firework inside a Dollar Tree store near The Falls mall in southwest Miami-Dade on July 4th. The social media prankster goes by Doogang3x on Instagram.
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Miami-Dade police are looking for a man who filmed himself setting off a firework inside a Dollar Tree store near The Falls mall in southwest Miami-Dade on July 4th. The social media prankster goes by Doogang3x on Instagram.

For most people, the July 4th holiday means attending fireworks displays, eating too many hot dogs, or simply lazing about on a day off from work.

But one prankster had other ideas this Independence Day.

In Miami-Dade, police are looking for a man who filmed himself setting off a firework inside a Dollar Tree store near The Falls mall in Southwest Miami-Dade.

The social media prankster who goes by Doogang3x on Instagram posted a 42-second video to his 188,000 followers on his account on July 4.

In the video, the shirtless and tattooed man announces to someone off camera that "it's Fourth of July and, bitch, we about to go pop some fireworks in the store."

The man walks into the store with a lit firework, slides to the ground as he places the sparkler near some checkout counters and displays, and cries out, "Let's go! It's Fourth of July in this bitch!"

The man, who calls himself a "comedian/actor/entertainer" in his Instagram bio, then gets to his feet as the firework shoots sparks and smoke, calls out, "We about to go crazy," and flees out the front door after grabbing a cardboard display box.

Social media producer Joel Franco of WSVN posted the video to his Twitter account.

According to NBC 6, "Doogang3x" could face arson-related charges.

Miami New-Times reports that previous videos on the Instagram prankster's now-private account included scenes of pranks at an Arby's where he set off an air horn, at a Pizza Hut, where he faked a seizure, and at a local pharmacy where he told employees he had an itch as he scratched his crotch.

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