Although law enforcement types and politicians love to tout how great surveillance cameras are at preventing crime, they apparently didn’t deter what is believed to be a single idiot from firebombing several locations with molotov cocktails made from Starbucks Frappuccino┬« bottles.

Here’s the footage that was captured from one of the residences and released by the NYPD. One thing that can be confirmed from the tape is that the arsonist was definitely a human. Otherwise, good luck making out his facial features.

Luckily, officers still have access to ancient tools like pencils and sketchpads, so that a workable rendition of the suspect could be released to the public. Cops say they are talking to a “person of interest,” again utilizing another time-tested tool that used to be called police work.