Man wanted for throwing firework into police car

Authorities have released a photo of the suspect they?re looking for.

Authorities have released a photo of the suspect they?re looking for. (7/7/15)

BROOKLYN - The NYPD is looking for a man who allegedly threw a firework inside a police car in Fort Greene, sending the vehicle up in flames. 

Police have released a picture of the suspect, who they say tossed a consumer-grade aerial shell firework into the marked police cruiser, which was parked in front of 487 Carlton Ave. 

It happened at around 3 a.m. Sunday, just as final Fourth of July festivities were wrapping up. The firework set the car interior ablaze, causing substantial damage. 

The suspect is described as a black man with a thin build and short hair. He was wearing a white T-shirt and dark colored pants. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS

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