By Timmy Odejimi
WATCH the incredible moment a street magician performs a nerve-racking act by walking barefoot through a floor of broken glass.
Disturbing images and footage show the street performer who goes by the name, Stevie, stride through a myriad of broken glass while confined in a straitjacket.
The amazing footage shows an audience of pedestrians gather around Stevie in the busy Union Square Park, New York, to watch him attempt to get out of his straitjacket, all the while walking effortlessly on sharp shattered glass.
The clip was captured by cashier, Ahmed Jabari Manns (28), on a Canon Rebel t2i.
“What you see in the video is a man performing something that I’m pretty sure no one else would attempt,” Ahmed said.
“The act is simultaneously insane and amazing as Stevie is walking over a myriad of broken glass, twice, while constricted in a straitjacket.
“I mainly filmed this performance because I thought it would be amazing to see Stevie perform such a ridiculous stunt.”
New York, the city that never sleeps, is known for its numerous street performances and this act by the fearless street performer is nothing short of what we’ve come to expect.
Other parts of the footage display the magician kneeling on the broken glass at the same time he’s wriggling himself out of a straitjacket like the one which famed magician Houdini once performed in.
The performer is also seen answering questions from gob-smacked members of the New York crowd.
“I came across Stevie as I was walking around the park taking photos,” said Ahmed.
“I was in awe of this stunt and immediately felt that I must capture it as it was such a crazy thing to do.
“When people see this video, they are usually shocked and amazed by Stevie’s act and even after his performance he received a lot of applause.”