Boston looting: There have been reports and speculation that looting has proliferated in the aftermath of the Boston marathon bombings on Monday.
“Looters stealing marathon jackets, while others are just feet away critically injured,” said one YouTube user in the video.
The video was intitially posted on Reddit, where some people said the footage was unsubstantiated.
“There is zero context other than this unsubstantiated headline,” reads the first comment.
Another comment noted that the footage appears to have been filmed too late.
“Is this even anywhere near the finish line? It doesn’t look like it. The scene was cleared with in a hour or two of the bombs, was this incident within those hours while people were still injured? Were they told they could have these jackets?” another Redditor posited.
And another poster claims they were there giving out jackets to people who needed them in the bombing aftermath.
“I WAS THERE. THEY WERE GIVING THEM AWAY to comfort injured or those who could not go back to hotel. The guy whom you can see carrying the boxes brought them to us. Yes, some people took advantage of? it, what can you do, but it’s not looting what you see,” the poster said.
But according to Gawker, there were a number of people who condemned the apparent looting.
“Yes, some people took advantage of it, what can you do,” wrote YouTube user Sim Salabim, “but it’s not looting what you see.”
None of the jackets, which cost around $100 each, appeared on eBay.