“This is what’s the worst of the worst in these hurricanes, folks. People getting desperate looking for items,” says reporter Chelsea Donovan in the below clip. “We’re just gonna watch as this takes place right before our eyes.”
Donovan, of NBC affiliate WECT in Wilmington, fearlessly and up close, filmed, confronted, and even attempted to interview looters who were in the middle of trashing and ransacking a Family Dollar. It’s nuts, you just have to watch it.
At one point she is asking people streaming out of the store with stolen goods “you know you’re looting, right? You know you’re stealing?”
“Sir, you know you’re looting, correct? You know that you’re looting and that’s illegal?”
“There are no folks associated with law enforcement on site, she says.
“If you look across the street here you can see people in masks,” she said before the end of the clip.