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Looters allegedly steal Boston Marathon merch, bystander denies

Looters allegedly steal Boston Marathon merch, bystander denies

PHOTOS: Explosions Rock Boston Marathon

While Boston and the rest of the country rightfully focused on the myriad acts of kindness that succeeded yesterday's tragic marathon bombing, there was still plenty of nastiness to go around.

Footage circulating far and wide this morning is being reported as showing a large number of individuals purportedly "looting" a merchandise stand for commemorative jackets in the immediate aftermath of the attacks.

Many online were quick to call for a name-and-shame of those seen in the video, but one YouTube user who says he was there at the time tried to set the record straight by noting that the jackets were being actively distributed by volunteers in order "to comfort the injured or those who could not go back to the hotel."

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