Man catches midtown fire attack on video

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- New video posted to social media shows a man trying to fend off a group of men with flames.

FOX 4 spoke to the man who took cell phone video of the attack as it happened Friday night near Westport. Eyewitnesses say this happened on Broadway near 37th Street.

In the video you can see one man carrying something that's on fire appearing to defend himself against three other men. When that man makes it to the other side of the street you can see a fifth man show up and punch him in the back of the head, knocking him to the ground.

“I saw one of those squeegees fly by the and I knew there was some action going around, so I peeked around the corner and I just saw these guys lighting a trash can on fire, and there was a lot more people than what I got in the video,” said John Stoner, who shot the video. “Then he took some of that trash that was on fire and started defending himself, and it looks like something out of a Mad Max movie or something.”

FOX 4 asked the Kansas City, Missouri police about the incident, but as of Wednesday night no one was available to make a comment.