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Video footage appears to show dozens of people stealing marathon merchandise in the aftermath of Boston bombings

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By  Daily Mail Reporter

PUBLISHED: 18:24 EST, 17  April 2013 |  UPDATED: 19:19 EST, 17 April 2013

Video footage from the aftermath of the  Boston Marathon bombings appears to show dozens of people stealing merchandise  that was meant for runners who finished the race.

In the video, people can be seen swarming  cardboard boxes full of merchandise, swiping blue and yellow jackets.

Some people are seen stuffing multiple  jackets into bags while others seem more selective, picking up a jacket –  perhaps to check the sizing – and then swapping it out for another.

Stealing? Video footage from the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings appears to show dozens of people stealing merchandise that was meant for runners who finished the race

Stealing? Video footage from the aftermath of the Boston  Marathon bombings appears to show dozens of people stealing merchandise that was  meant for runners who finished the race

Some people are seen stuffing multiple jackets into bags while others seem more selective, picking up a jacket - perhaps to check the sizing - and then swapping it out for another

Some people are seen stuffing multiple jackets into bags  while others seem more selective, picking up a jacket – perhaps to check the  sizing – and then swapping it out for another

The boxes and the tent where they had been  housed had apparently been abandoned in the aftermath of the twin bombings,  which detonated near the finish line of the marathon Monday, killing three  people and injuring more than 170.

YouTube and Reddit users have posted footage  of the apparent looting online in an effort to publicize the faces of the people  who may have swiped the merchandise.

‘There’s a special place in hell for people  like that,’ wrote one user.

Others argued that perhaps they were bringing  the jackets to help warm injured runners.

Questionable: In the video, people can be seen swarming cardboard boxes full of merchandise, swiping blue and yellow jackets.

Questionable: In the video, people can be seen swarming  cardboard boxes full of merchandise, swiping blue and yellow jackets.

YouTube and Reddit users have posted footage of the apparent looting online in an effort to publicize the faces of the people who may have swiped the merchandise

YouTube and Reddit users have posted footage of the  apparent looting online in an effort to publicize the faces of the people who  may have swiped the merchandise

One user claimed to have been at the scene  depicted in the video and said ‘they were giving [the jackets] away to comfort  injured.’

‘Yes, some people took advantage of it, what  can you do, but it’s not looting what you see,’ the user wrote.

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