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Teen seen on video lighting himself on fire and jumping off 5 story building

By Mason White 10:54 AM February 27, 2014
Teen jumps off building 

By: Devansh Dutt
(Scroll down for video) A teen is lucky to be alive after lighting himself on fire and jumping off a building, a video uploaded to YouTube showed.

Police were called to the scene after the teen jumped into a pile of snow.

Luckily, Sanya Alexander walked away limping slightly after his jump, which was captured on video by his friend. The video was uploaded to YouTube and it went viral on the Internet.

The video showed the teen standing on the rooftop as another teen set him on fire. The flames were lit on the lower part of his body.

Spectators cheered him on as he made his death defying leap. It was obvious that he wanted to appear as if a rocket was launched.

The incident occurred on Sotsialisticheskaya Street in Barnaul, Siberia. Children were among those who observed the jump.

Neighbors called police, and the teen told officers at the scene that he has past experience. He said that he has been doing stunts for the past several years.

Police issued him a warning at the scene.