Nightly News Broadcast (Full) – August 28, 2019 | NBC Nightly News


>>>BREAKING NEWS TONIGHT, HURRICANE DORIAN STRIKING AS WE
COME ON THE AIR.
THE CATEGORY ONE STORM GAINING STRENGTH,
BEARING DOWN ON THE
U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS. THE NEW TRACK TONIGHT,
A STATE OF EMERGENCY
DECLARED FOR FLORIDA. DORIAN NOW THREATENING
TO APPROACH THE U.S.
MAINLAND AS A POWERFUL CATEGORY TWO OR THREE
THIS LABOR DAY
WEEKEND. WE’RE IN THE STORM
ZONE TONIGHT IN THE
CARIBBEAN, AND AL ROKER IS TRACKING IT
ALL.
>>>ALSO A TERRIFYING PLOT FOILED.
THE COLLEGE STUDENT
POLICE SAY PLANNED FOR MONTHS TO SHOOT UP HIS
SCHOOL, GUNS SEIZED,
IN HIS DORM ROOM AND A TIP THAT MAY HAVE
SAVED LIVES.
>>>THE NEW THREAT FROM NORTH KOREA,
GROWING FEARS KIM
JONG-UN IS BUILDING A SUBMARINE CAPABLE OF
LAUNCHING NUCLEAR
MISSILES, WHAT THE NEW SATELLITE PHOTOS SHOW.
>>>URGENT MAN HUNT,
HUSBAND AND WIFE MURDER SUSPECTS ON THE
LOOSE, THEIR DARING
ESCAPE OVERPOWERING THE GUARDS.
POLICE WARNING THEY
ARE ARMED AND DANGEROUS.
>>>CAUGHT ON CAMERA,
THE SCAMMER WHO PICKED THE WRONG TARGET.
>>IN 45 MINUTES THE
SHERIFF’S DEPUTY IS GOING TO SHOW UP AND
ARREST FOR DRUG
TRAFFICKING? >>ABSOLUTELY.
>>A POLICE CAPTAIN
RECORDING IT ALL. THE NEW WARNING
TONIGHT.
>>>A NEW HEALTH ALERT, THE DEADLY
VIRUS SPREADING
OUTDOORS, HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF THIS
LABOR DAY.
>>Announcer: THIS IS “NBC NIGHTLY NEWS”
WITH LESTER HOLT.
>>>GOOD EVENING, I’M KATE SNOW IN FOR
LESTER TONIGHT.
AS WE COME ON THE AIR, HURRICANE DORIAN IS
CARVING A PATH THROUGH
THE CARIBBEAN, THE STORM STRENGTHENING
THIS AFTERNOON,
LASHING THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS WITH
HEAVY RAINS AND
DANGEROUS WINDS BUT VEERING AWAY FROM MUCH
OF PUERTO RICO WHERE
RESIDENTS WERE SO WORRIED.
AS THE STORM HEADS
WEST, FLORIDA IS BEING WARNED, THE LATEST
PREDICTION DORIAN
COULD BE A POWERFUL HURRICANE BY THE TIME
IT NEARS THE EAST
COAST THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND.
AL.
>>Reporter: THIS IS THE LATEST ON DORIAN.
RIGHT NOW
80-MILE-PER-HOUR WINDS.
IT’S MOVING NORTHWEST
AT 14-MILES-PER-HOUR. THE TRACK OF THE STORM
AS A CATEGORY ONE
MAKES ITS WAY INTO THE ATLANTIC.
THEN WE SEE IT BECOME
A CATEGORY TWO EARLY FRIDAY, CATEGORY THREE
ON SATURDAY, LAND FALL
SOMETIME EARLY ON MONDAY ALONG THE
FLORIDA COAST.
THAT’S THE NATIONAL HURRICANE TRACK.
WE BRING IN THE
AMERICAN MODEL, YOU CAN SEE LAND FALL TO
THE NORTH, BUT THE
EUROPEAN MODEL A LITTLE FURTHER TO THE
SOUTH.
IT’LL BE A WHILE BEFORE WE GET
CONVERGENCE.
WE LOOK FOR THE RISK OF STRONG WINDS
ESPECIALLY SUNDAY
ALONG THE FLORIDA COAST.
AND AS FAR AS HEAVY
RAIN FALL IS CONCERNED, WE’RE
LOOKING AT ANYWHERE
FROM 4 TO 10 INCHES OF RAIN IN CENTRAL AND
SOUTHERN MU MULTIPLY.
WE’RE GOING TO SEE A LOT OF HEAVY RAIN AND
WINDS FOR THE FLORIDA
COAST AND MAYBE EVEN FURTHER TO THE NORTH.
KATE.
>>ALL RIGHT. I KNOW YOU’LL KEEP
TRACKING IT.
TONIGHT FLORIDA IS BRACING WITH THE
GOVERNOR DECLARING A
STATE OF EMERGENCY. IN PUERTO RICO,
RESIDENTS TAKING NO
CHANCES AFTER THE DEVASTATION FROM
HURRICANE MARIA JUST
TWO YEARS AGO. NBC MORGAN CHEF CITY
IS ON THE ISLAND’S
EASTERN EDGE. >>Reporter: TONIGHT
DORIAN BRINGING
TORRENTIAL RAIN AND HURRICANE FORCE WINDS
HITTING ISLAND AFTER
ISLAND AND SURPRISING PUERTO RICO WITH A
SUDDEN TURN.
>>YOU THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE OKAY?
>>YEAH.
WELL, NOW IT’S LIKE RUSSIAN ROULETTE.
NOW YOU WISH FOR THE
BEST. WE DID THE BEST WE
COULD.
>>Reporter: THE SHIFT IN COURSE SPARING
SAN JUAN BUT LAUNCHING
A SCRAMBLE IN THE EAST AS MANY TIED DOWN
BOATS AND SECURED
THEIR HOMES AS BEST THEY COULD.
>>WE HAVE THE WATER,
THE FUEL, THE GENERATORS SET.
WE’RE SET.
>>Reporter: MARIA AND HER TWO BOYS PACKED UP
THEIR HOUSE, STILL
COVERED IN A BLUE TARP FROM HURRICANE MARIA.
SHE TELLS ME SHE’S
SCARED OF LOSING HER HOME YET AGAIN AFTER
MARIA TOOK EVERYTHING.
ISLAND-WIDE MORE THAN 50 SHELTERS ARE OPEN
AFTER OFFICIALS CLOSED
ALL SCHOOLS AND ORDERED PUBLIC WORKERS
TO STAY HOME.
WITH DORIAN EXPECTED TO GROW STRONGER,
CONCERN NOW STRETCHING
BEYOND THE CARIBBEAN TO THE FLORIDA COAST
COAST.
>>THESE STORMS HAVE A WAY OF DOING WHAT IT
IS THEY WANT TO DO AND
NOT WHAT WE WANT THEM TO DO.
>>Reporter: CREWS
ALREADY PUTTING DOWN SANDBAGS AND TRIMMING
TREES TO PREVENT POWER
OUTAGES AS RESIDENTS STOCK UP ON SUPPLIES
AND HOTELS GET HIT
WITH LAST MINUTE LABOR DAY WEEKEND
CANCELLATIONS.
TONIGHT AS DORIAN CHURNS THROUGH THE
CARIBBEAN, PUERTO RICO
REMINDED OF A LESSON ITS LEARNED BEFORE.
MARIA WAS TWO YEARS
AGO, BUT IS IT FRESH FOR YOU?
>>OH YEAH.
IT’S FRESH FOR EVERYBODY.
YEAH, YOU DON’T FORGET
THAT. >>Reporter: TONIGHT
IN PUERTO RICO A
RARE MOMENT OF CALM AS WE’RE CAUGHT BETWEEN
THOSE HURRICANE BANDS.
MEANWHILE, IN FLORIDA A STATE OF EMERGENCY
HAS BEEN DECLARED.
>>THANK YOU. AS RESIDENTS OF PUERTO
RICO BRACED FOR
DORIAN, PRESIDENT TRUMP BLASTED THE
ISLAND’S LEADERS WHO
WERE CRITICAL OF HIS RESPONSE TO MARIA IN
2017.
PETER, THOSE LEADERS NOW FIRING BACK.
>>Reporter: THAT’S
RIGHT. TONIGHT THE MAYOR OF
SAN JUAN IS
CRITICIZING PRESIDENT TRUMP FOR HIS TWEETS
THIS MORNING AS THE
STORM WAS BARRELLING TOWARD THE ISLAND.
THE PRESIDENT BASHING
PUERTO RICO AS ONE OF THE MOST CORRUPT
PLACES ON EARTH,
CALLING ITS POLITICAL SYSTEM BROKEN, AND
INSISTING THAT HE IS
THE, QUOTE, BEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO
PUERTO RICO.
SAN JUAN’S MAYOR, A FREQUENT TRUMP CRITIC,
RESPONDING THIS IS NOT
ABOUT HIM. THIS IS ABOUT SAVING
LIVES.
AS FOR THE STORM, PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYS
FEMA IS READY, KATE,
AND WILL DO A GREAT JOB.
>>PETER, THANK YOU.
>>>THERE’S LATE WORD OF A SHAKE UP IN THE
2020 PRESIDENTIAL
RACE, KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCES
SHE’S DROPPING OUT
AFTER SHE FAILED TO QUALIFY FOR THE THIRD
DEBATE NEXT MONTH.
GILLIBRAND WHO CHAMPIONED WOMEN’S
ISSUES COULD NOT GAIN
ENOUGH TRACTION. >>>ALSO BREAKING THE
NEW MASS SHOOTING PLOT
THAT AUTHORITIES SAY THEY HAVE FOILED
TONIGHT.
A STUDENT AT HIGH POINT UNIVERSITY
ARRESTED WITH GUNS IN
HIS DORM. STEVE PATTERSON ON
WHAT POLICE SAY HE WAS
PLANNING AND HOW THEY CAUGHT HIM.
>>GOOD AFTERNOON SIR,
YOU’RE IN COURT TODAY
>>Reporter: THE
SUSPECT APPEARING IN COURT VIA VIDEO
CONFERENCE TODAY.
>>ARE YOU ACCEPTING THIS ATTORNEY’S
SERVICES AS YOUR
ATTORNEY? >>Reporter:
PROSECUTORS SAY HIGH
POINT UNIVERSITY STUDENT PAUL STEBER
WANTED TO CARRY OUT
AMERICA’S NEXT MASS SHOOTING BUT THAT
CAMPUS SECURITY GUARDS
FOILED THE PLOT WHEN THEY CONFISCATED HIS
HAND GUN AND 12 GAUGE
SHOTGUN FROM HIS DORM ROOM.
PROSECUTORS SAY
STEBER, A BOSTON NATIVE, PLANNED TO
SHOOT UP THE SCHOOL,
CONFESSING HIS TIME LINE TO KILL PEOPLE
HAD BEEN PLANNED SINCE
DECEMBER. THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY
TOLD THE COURT HE
ENROLLED IN SCHOOL THERE BECAUSE IT WAS
EASIER TO BUY WEAPONS.
STEBER FACES CHARGES FOR HAVING WEAPONS ON
CAMPUS AND
COMMUNICATING A THREAT OF MASS VIOLENCE.
>>STEVE PATTERSON,
THANK YOU. UP NEXT TONIGHT, THE
NEW THREAT FROM NORTH
KOREA, GROWING CONCERNS KIM JONG-UN
COULD BE BUILDING A
SUBMARINE CAPABLE OF FIRING NUCLEAR
MISSILES.
ANDREA MITCHELL HAS THE NEW PHOTO
EVIDENCE.
>>Reporter: NEW SATELLITE IMAGES FROM
NORTH KOREA SUGGESTING
WHAT COULD BE A NEW NUCLEAR THREAT FROM
THE REGIME.
KIM JONG-UN’S FIRST SUBMARINE ABLE TO FIRE
BALLISTIC MISSILES
ACCORDING TO TWO NATIONAL SECURITY
EXPERTS.
NO TEST APPEARS IMMINENT, BUT IT
APPEARS TO CONFIRM
KIM’S CLAIM LAST MONTH WHEN HE INSPECTED A
NEW SUBMARINE.
>>A NUCLEAR TIP MISSILE LAUNCH WOULD
BE VERY HARD TO TRACK,
VERY HARD TO TARGET, VERY HARD TO
PREEMPTIVELY STOP.
>>Reporter: MORE EVIDENCE THAT DESPITE
THREE MEETINGS WITH
PRESIDENT TRUMP OVER THE PAST 14 MONTHS,
KIM IS EXPANDING AND
IMPROVING HIS WEAPONS, NOT DENUCLEARIZING AS
HE PROMISED.
STILL, THE PRESIDENT KEEPS DOWN PLAYING A
BARRAGE OF RECENT
SHORT RANGE MISSILE LAUNCHES ALL BANNED BY
THE UN.
>>I HAVE CONFIDENCE THAT IN THE END, KIM
JONG-UN WHO I’VE
GOTTEN TO KNOW VERY WELL, WILL DO THE
RIGHT THING.
>>Reporter: KIM JONG-UN IS EXPECTED TO
SPEAK THURSDAY IN A
RARE SECOND MEETING THIS YEAR OF HIS
RUBBER STAMP NATIONAL
ASSEMBLY, PERHAPS AN OCCASION TO SIGNAL
WHETHER HE IS FINALLY
READY TO RESUME THOEDS STALLED NUCLEAR TALKS
WITH THE U.S.
>>>TONIGHT THE UK MAY BE ON THE BRINK OF A
CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS.
THE QUEEN HAS APPROVED BORIS JOHNSON’S PLAN
TO SUSPEND PARLIAMENT
FROM EARLY SEPTEMBER TO MID-OCTOBER, THE
SURPRISE MOVE BLASTED
BY OPPOSITION MEMBERS, ONE CALLING IT A
COUPE.
THEY HAVE LESS TIME TO DEBATE THE PLAN FOR A
BREXIT DIVORCE BY THE
OCTOBER 31st DEADLINE. >>>AN URGENT MAN HUNT
IS UNDER WAY IN THE
SOUTHWEST FOR TWO MARRIED MURDER
SUSPECTS AFTER POLICE
SAY THEY MADE A DARING ESCAPE FROM CUSTODY.
WE GET MORE FROM GADI
SCHWARTZ. >>Reporter: TONIGHT
TWO MURDER SUSPECTS,
HUSBAND AND WIFE, ON THE RUN AFTER ESCAPING
CUSTODY.
BLANE BARKSDALE AND HIS WIFE SUSAN ARE
PRIME SUSPECTS IN THE
MURDER OF 72-YEAR-OLD FRANK BLIGH WHOSE HOME
WAS BURNED IN TUCSON
IN APRIL. HIS BODY WAS NEVER
FOUND.
THE COUPLE WAS FOUND A MONTH LATER HIDING OUT
IN NEW YORK.
BUT MONDAY THE MURDER SUSPECTS WHILE BEING
TRANSPORTED BACK TO
ARIZONA BY A PRIVATE SECURITY COMPANY
OVERPOWERED THEIR
GUARDS IN BLANDING, UTAH.
NO COMMENT FROM
INVESTIGATORS ON HOW THEY WERE ABLE TO
ESCAPE.
AUTHORITIES SAY THEY BELIEVE THE TWO ARE
ARMED AND DANGEROUS
DRIVING A RED PICK UP TRUCK LIKE THIS ONE
WITH FRONT END DAMAGE.
AT THIS POINT, POLICE ARE HONING THEIR
SEARCH IN ARIZONA BUT
SAY BY NOW THEY COULD BE ALMOST ANYWHERE IN
THE UNITED STATES.
GADI SCHWARTZ, NBC NEWS.
>>>AHEAD OF THIS
LABOR DAY, HEALTH OFFICIALS IN A NUMBER
OF STATES ARE WARNING
OFFICIALS TO BE CAUTIOUS OUTSIDE IN
AREA WHERE IS
MOSQUITOS COULD BE SPREADING A RARE BUT
DEADLY VIRUS.
MIGUEL ALMAGUER HAS HOW TO PROTECT
YOURSELF.
>>Reporter: MORE THAN A PEST, TONIGHT SOME
MOSQUITOS FROM THE
MIDWEST TO THE EAST COAST ARE CARRYING A
VIRUS THAT CAN KILL
PEOPLE IN DAYS, SPREADING ACROSS WET
WARM REGIONS WHERE
MOSQUITOS THRIVE, EASTERN EQUINE
ENCEPHALITIS OR TRIPLE
E IS BEING DETECTED AS AN ALARMING RATE.
>>HER BRAIN IS TRYING
TO HEAL ITSELF. >>IT’S THE LOWEST
TIME IN MY LIFE.
I WATCHED MY DAUGHTER ALMOST CHECK OUT.
>>Reporter: WHILE
EXTREMELY RARE, EEE IS DEADLY.
WITH NO VACCINE, THE
VIRUS TARGETS THE CENTRAL NERVOUS
SYSTEM, CAUSING
SWELLING OF THE BRAIN. MOTHER AND WIFE DIED
OVER THE WEEKEND, THE
FOURTH CONFIRMED CASE OF EEE IN
MASSACHUSETTS.
>>THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST DEADLY
MOSQUITO BOURN
INFECTIONS. >>Reporter: WITH MORE
THAN 30 COMMUNITIES AT
CRITICAL RISK IN THE STATE, TONIGHT HEALTH
OFFICIALS ARE WARNING
RESIDENTS IN PARTS OF NEW JERSEY, MICHIGAN,
AND MASSACHUSETTS TO
AVOID OUTDOOR ACTIVITY DURING DUSK AND DAWN.
THE HEIGHTENED CONCERN
COMES JUST BEFORE THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND AS
MANY FLOCK TO THE
OUTDOORS. THE ADVICE IS SIMPLE.
USE BUG SPRAY WITH
DEET ON YOUR BODY AND CLOTHES AND AVOID
STANDING WATER WHERE
MOSQUITOS BREED. TONIGHT A WARNING,
PROTECT YOURSELF FROM
A SMALL BUG WITH A DEADLY BITE.
MIGUEL ALMAGUER, NBC
NEWS, NEW YORK. >>>A TEENAGE CLIMATE
ACTIVIST WHOSE PASSION
FOR THE PLANET HAS ATTRACTED GLOBAL
ATTENTION ARRIVED IN
NEW YORK CITY TODAY. THE YOUNG
ENVIRONMENTALIST CHOSE
TO TRAVEL ON A ZERO EMISSIONS YACHT AND
INVITED FANS TO SHARE
THE JOURNEY. >>Reporter: TONIGHT
CLIMATE ACTIVIST GRETA
IS BACK ON DRY LAND AFTER 15 DAYS AT SEA.
>>THIS IS VERY
OVERWHELMING. >>Reporter: THE
16-YEAR-OLD SWEDISH
STUDENT WHO STARTED A GLOBAL YOUTH MOVEMENT
WHEN SHE WENT ON
STRIKE FROM SCHOOL LAST YEAR SET SAIL
FROM ENGLAND AUGUST
14th FOR NEW YORK AND THE UNITED NATIONS
CLIMATE CONFERENCE
TAKING A BOAT, SHE SAID, BECAUSE FLYING
IS TERRIBLE FOR THE
PLANET. >>I THINK THIS WILL
BE FUN.
>>Reporter: SHARING HER MAIDEN VOYAGE WITH
HER 2 MILLION SOCIAL
MEDIA FOLLOWERS TWEETING IT’S LIKE
CAMPING ON A ROLLER
COASTER. AND ON DAY 8, YOU
REALLY LOSE SENSE OF
TIME. BUT ONE DAY STOOD OUT.
>>VERY HIGH WAVES.
>>Reporter: THAT BAD WEATHER MAUKING
WEATHER MAKING THEM
JUST ONE DAY LATE. >>IT IS INSANE THAT A
16-YEAR-OLD WOULD HAVE
TO CROSS THE ATLANTIC OCEAN TO MAKE
STEPHANIE GOSK, NBC
NEWS, NEW YORK. >>>MUCH MORE AHEAD
TONIGHT INCLUDING THE
THREAT FROM SHARKS AHEAD OF THE LABOR
DAY, THE NEW HIGH-TECH
MISSION TO PREVENT ATTACKS IN THE WATER.
>>>A NEW PHONE SCAM
ALERT AND THE POLICE CAPTAIN WHO TURNED IT
TABLES.
>>>JAW DROPPING IMAGES, AN ERUPTING
VOLCANO.
>>>AFTER A SUMMER OF SHARK ATTACKS,
SIGHTINGS, AND BEACH
CLOSURES, A MASSACHUSETTS
COMMUNITY WANTS TO
KNOW MORE ABOUT THE PREDATORS LURKING
OFFSHORE.
ANNE THOMPSON HEADED OUT TO SEA WITH A TEAM
OF RESEARCHERS TO FIND
OUT WHAT THEY’RE LEARNING.
>>Reporter: NANTUCKET
IS NOW ON THE LOOK OUT FOR SHARKS.
JASON BRIDGES IS A
BUSINESS OWNER. >>WHAT KINDS OF
THREATS DOES A SHARK
ATTACK POST IN NANTUCKET?
>>OUR ECONOMY IS 100%
ON TOURISM. WE HAVE TO BE REALLY,
REALLY CAREFUL ABOUT
EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENS AT OUR
BEACHES.
>>Reporter: SO THE ISLAND IS PARTNERING
WITH OCEARCH A SHARK
RESEARCH GROUP LED BY CHRIS FISHER, THIS
MONTH WORKING FIVE
MILES OFF NANTUCKET’S COAST.
>>LOCALLY HERE AT
NANTUCKET WE’RE TRYING TO CREATE A PROGRAM
WHERE WE GIVE THAT
COMMUNITY THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF DATA FOR ITS
SHARKS FOR PUBLIC
SAFETY MANAGEMENT SO THEY CAN BE PREPARED
IF THEY HAVE AN
INCIDENT. >>Reporter: AMONG THE
MOST UNNERVING,
GEORGIA TECH’S ZOE PLATT TRYING TO TAKE
BACTERIA FROM A
SHARK’S MOUTH TO HELP THE ISLAND’S DOCTORS
TREAT POTENTIAL BITES.
>>IF SOMEBODY GETS BIT BY A SHARK,
DOCTORS ARE GOING TO
HAVE SPECIFIC INFORMATION REGARDING
WHICH BACTERIA THEY
ARE AND HOW TO TREAT THEM.
>>Reporter: TAGGING
THE SHARKS LIKE THIS ONE WILL HELP ALLEN
WARDEN’S COMMUNITY
DATA PLATFORM LAYER INFORMATION WITH THE
NUMBER OF PEOPLE ON
BEACHES. >>CAN IT MAKE WATERS
SAFER?
>>WE CAN SEE WHAT SHARKS ARE DOING AND
HOW THEY’RE BEHAVING.
WE CAN UNDERSTAND WHEN THEIR HIGH IMPACT
TIMES, WHAT BEACHES
MAY BE MORE DANGEROUS. >>Reporter: USING
SCIENCE TO REVEAL THE
MYSTERIES OF THE SEA, SO INVESTIGATIONER INS
HAVE HAPPIER MEMORIES.
ANNE THOMPSON, NBC NEWS, NANTUCKET,
MASSACHUSETTS.
>>>COMING UP, THIS POLICE CAPTAIN’S
WARNING AFTER SHE WAS
TARGETED BY A SCAM CALLER.
>>>AND ESCAPING THE
VOLCANO, TOURISTS FLEEING THIS EXPLOSIVE
ERUPTION.
>>>TODAY, A FIERY VOLCANIC ERUPTION ON
THE ITALIAN ISLAND OF
STROMBOLI SENT PEOPLE RUNNING FOR COVER.
PLUMES OF SMOKE AND
ASH SHOT INTO THE AIR AS LAVA POURED DOWN
THE VOLCANO’S STEEP
SLOPES AND INTO THE SEA.
THERE WERE NO
IMMEDIATE REPORTS OF INJURIES.
THE STROMBOLI VOLCANO
IS ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST ACTIVE VOLCANOES.
TWO MONTHS AGO A HIKER
WAS KILLED AFTER AN ERUPTION.
>>>HERE’S A TWIST ON
YET ANOTHER STORY ON YET ANOTHER STORY ON
CRIMINALS USING PHONE
SCAMS. THIS WEEK THE TABLES
WERE TURNED ON ONE CON
ARTIST WHEN A POLICE CAPTAIN ANSWERED THE
CALL.
TOM COSTELLO HAS MORE ON HOW THE SCAMMER GOT
SCAMMED.
>>VERIFY ME YOUR HOME ADDRESS.
>>NO, I WILL NOT.
>>Reporter: ANNE STEVENS ADMITS SHE
ENJOYED MESSING WITH
THIS SCAMMER. >>I NEED YOU TO
VERIFY THE LAST FOUR
DIGITS OF YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY.
>>I’M NOT GOING TO
CONFIRM MY SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER WITH
YOU.
>>Reporter: WITHOUT A CLUE HE WAS TALKING
TO AN APEX NORTH
CAROLINA POLICE CAPTAIN, THE CALLER
CLAIMED HE WAS A
SOCIAL SECURITY OFFICER AND IN 45
MINUTES SHE WOULD BE
ARRESTED ON SERIOUS CHARGES.
>>LIKE MONEY
LAUNDERING, DRUG TRAFFICKING, AND FOR
INTERNAL REVENUE
SERVICE. >>I’M GOING TO BE
CHARGED WITH DRUG
TRAFFICKING? >>ABSOLUTELY.
>>THE SHERIFF’S
DEPARTMENT IS NOT COMING TO GET ME.
I’M PRETTY SURE OF
THAT. >>Reporter: SHE
POSTED THE VIDEO AS A
WARNING TO VICTIMS, ESPECIALLY THE
ELDERLY.
>>WE WANTED THEM TO SEE THEY’RE GOING TO
USE ANY TACTIC THEY
CAN TO SCARE YOU INTO BELIEVING SOMETHING IS
GOING TO HAPPEN.
WE WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW NEVER DO THAT.
>>IF YOU DO NOT TELL
ME HOW MANY BANK ACCOUNTS YOU’LL HAVE,
WE’LL GO AHEAD AND
SUSPEND ALL THE ACCOUNTS WHICH WERE
CONNECTED WITH YOUR
SOCIAL SECURITY. DON’T BLAME US IF YOU
LOSE ANY MONEY.
>>Reporter: EVENTUALLY THE BAD GUY
HUNG UP.
>>FOLKS, THESE ARE SCAM CALLS.
DON’T EVER GIVE OUT
YOUR INFORMATION. >>THE GOOD NEWS, THE
SCAMMER HAS NOW GONE
VIRAL. TOM COSTELLO, NBC NEW,
WASHINGTON.
>>LOVE THAT. UP NEXT, “INSPIRING
AMERICA,” A HIGH
SCHOOL SENIOR HAS A SWEET BUT SLIGHTLY
EMBARRASSING WAY OF
>>>FINALLY, IN TONIGHT’S “INSPIRING
AMERICA,” A LOUISIANA
TEENAGER SHOWS US HOW BROTHERLY LOVE CAN BE
EXPRESSED IN SO MANY
DIFFERENT WAYS AND SO MANY DIFFERENT
COSTUMES.
HERE’S KATIE BECK. >>Reporter: RIDING
THE BUS HOME FROM
SCHOOL FOR SOME KIDS IS A ROUTINE RITUAL.
BUT NOT 12-YEAR-OLD
MAX TINGLE. HE GETS A WELCOMING
PARTY, WELL PARTY OF
ONE. HIS OLDER BROTHER
NOAH.
FOR THE PAST 12 DAYS OF THE NEW SCHOOL
YEAR, MEETING MAX AT
THE CURB IN COSTUME AND MOM CAPTURING
EVERY SILLY MOMENT OF
IT. >>WERE YOU
EMBARRASSED?
>>KIND OF. >>IT WORKED.
>>A FIREFIGHTER, A
NINJA, SANTA CLAUS, AND TODAY A I MINION.
>>THERE’S LOVE ON
BOTH SIDES THROUGH THE WHOLE THING.
>>Reporter: NOAH, A
HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR WANTED TO SHARE SOME
FUNNY MEMORIES WITH
MAX BEFORE HE HEADS OFF TO COLLEGE, THE
AFTERNOON SHE RAID
GAINING THOUSANDS OF FOLLOWERS ON FACEBOOK,
AND NOW STRANGERS AS
FAR AS HAWAII ARE MAILING COSTUME
DONATIONS.
>>THIS IS NORMAL. THIS IS HOW WE ARE.
THERE’S NOTHING
SPECIAL ABOUT THIS THAN THE OTHER STUFF
ME AND HIM DID
TOGETHER. >>IT SHOWS HOW GOOD A
BROTHER HE IS.
>>Reporter: FIVE YEARS APART IN AGE IS
ABOUT ALL THAT CAN
SEPARATE THESE TWO, NOW KNOWN AS ONLINE
FANS AS THE BUS STOP
BROTHERS. >>WE WANT OUR KIDS TO
BE ALIKE IN THE WORLD
AND THEY’RE BEING THAT RIGHT NOW.
>>Reporter: FINDING
THE JOY IN LIFE’S SIMPLE THINGS.
NO DISGUISING THAT.
KATIE BECK, NBC NEWS, LOUISIANA.
>>SUCH A GREAT IDEA.
THAT IS “NIGHTLY NEWS” ON A WEDNESDAY.
I’M KATE SNOW.
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