Covert filming in Hoboken
On 20/20 tonight. Set your DVR’s if you’ll be out drinking.
10/30/2007 update 2:
They seem to have a couple kids “posing” as the lost/sad child. Here’s another kid on a skateboard looking miserable.
These photos are from around 2pm today. A distraught woman was talking with John Quinones of ABC Primetime, along with a full crew. She was very upset about this, saying that is was not a smart thing to do with a 6-year old child. Mr. Quinones as well as the staff re-assured her that the kid was OK, and the he was “a professional actor”.
A 411 reader had these observations about this setup on the way home from work yesterday afternoon:
“Just on my way home a few minutes ago and there was a scene taking place at on 3rd & Washington where that black van is still parked.
Some concerned citizens were confronting the older man in the van, telling him he had to move the van as it was parked on the corner, in the yellow area. At the same time, two other vans were parked illegally on 3rd Street facing east, so there was no clear view for anyone turning left in Washington. It looked like the production people had many of the meters reserved as the bags were over them, but funny enough, in some of those spaces there is no car parked. Yet, they decide to park in an illegal, unsafe spot.
The best thing of all…..an HPD officer walked by and she didn’t even look twice. She just kept walking west on 3rd Street. The citizens seemed to be calling the police on their cell phone when I walked away.”
Then, this morning, another reader spotted an ABC Primetime correspondent there, which pretty much sheds light on where this story will be seen. Check your local listings for the day, and share w/ the rest of us.
“Today this morning around 9:15 while walking down Washington street at the corner of 3rd, I saw John Quinones of ABC’s Primetime setting up and getting ready to film one of his segments outside McDonalds. I was just curious if anyone else saw anything or knew what the story was about. I didn’t have time to stop and ask. I’ve pasted his picture below so you know who I’m talking about. He has done stories in the past about human nature entitled “What would you do?”, and I did hear one of them mention 911 while I was passing by. If you have any info, you’d definitely satisfy my curiosity… Thanks!”
“There’s two black E250 vans sitting outside of Mcdonald’s on 3rd and Wash. The black van with the “A-1 Plumbing” on it, is a remote truck for video and audio (note that plumbers do not have 900 mhz (I believe without further research they are 900mhz…. and microwave on the roof), as well as several cables coming out the side window street side. Parked in front of it, is a truck with NYP (new york press plates) which has an ABC news placard on it.
While there, I noticed a guy placing a hidden camera in a piece of PVC piping used usually for electric work and cable tying it to the outdoor fence outside of Mercy Grill
I asked the guys what they were filming as they are obviously a film crew, and he didn’t really say, just “we are trying to capture peoples reactions to things.” as well as mentioning that most people wouldn’t notice that such things are out of place and not part of what is normal. Note that if it has advertising on the vehicle, it should have commercial plates, which this truck did not.”
What’s the deal?