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he's required to be at the doc halfway house whenever he's not working. attorney john henry brown says his client will work for him. while his antics have been the focus of books and blogs, he has a hollywood movie deal in the works. his crimes are not amusing to the sheriff, mark brown. >> that's the part that irritates me the most, he was somehow made into this cult hero that portrayed sort of a dark life o >> reporter: in coopville, jennifer sullivan. >> quite a spree back in 2010 when he -- everybody was searching for him. harris moore has a hefty amount of restitution ahead of him. >> that's right. hard for law enforcement in all of this is that he did become somewhat a media sensation in the midst of all of this. 20th century fox is making a movie about him, though, the $1 million he was paid for the movie just went to his victims.
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years old, and who will play him? >> oh, good question. >> a big question. coming up, what's worse than an infestation of cockroaches in your home? >> how about these guys? >> what? >> that's right. we will meet the brave men who are making homes safe in arizona one scorpion at a time. >> no thank you. >> yeah. i don't know if you're going to want to stay with us, but it's interesting even if it's creepy. stay with us, you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now"
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? so there's nothing more frustrating or terrifying than an infestation of pests in your home. >> termites, cockroaches, mice. it's a d exterminator, but what happens if the infestation is scorpions. the insect, not the rock group. >> not the band? >> no. >> i wouldn't mind if it was the band infestation, yeah. scorpions, critters, a problem in arizona. where abc's clayton sandell caught up with a couple of fearless scorpion hunters. >> reporter: they look like demonic aliens, venomous stingers glowing under black
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prey. >> oh, my gosh, i just found a scorpion. get back. >> reporter: scorpions, not in the desert but in people's houses. >> it's ouch. >> ouch? >> yeah. don't touch it. >> reporter: in arizona alone, 12,000 stings reported every year spawning businesses like the scorpion sweepers that offer homeowners peace of mind. they hunt the creatures that haunt arizona homeowners. >> so you have four sweeps tonight. >> reporter: ben holland started the company a decade ago after graduating from college. >> we are exterminators, but without the use of pesticides, dusts, or granules. >> reporter: skorm scorpions are virtually invisible at night unless you use a black light. >> these are our lights. >> reporter: the sweepers swarm late at night to protect the home front one stinger at a time. >> this is a perfect example of a habitat for scorpions, a crack in a wall there. that's the best spot they love. they love those.
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with sweeper toby riley is at a home where they once caught 96 scorpions, that's right, 96. every time they see the creepy glow under the uv light, they get to grabbing from a wall -- >> playing dead. >> to a palm tree. >> nice. >> reporter: even in the grass. >> you have to be quick. when you go after them, you can't think, just grab. they can feel you. coming at them. >> reporter: they catch 35 of the most venomous scorpions in the united states. >> homeowners get freaked out. a lot of people have newborns. anybody's going to be concerned with a baby. the venom here is most dire to newborns, infants, and people with immune deficiencies. >> reporter: while some pay to get rid of the pests, amateur hunters like richard are getting up close for a different reason. >> this is the first scorpion
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>> reporter: hoping to discover new species, helping already discover 12. how many of these live scorpions do you have in your house? >> more than one. >> reporter: he says it costs about 5,000 of his own dollars to find and analyze discoveries. in the end, he says the threat of stings which are seldom fatal is worth the reward of just discovering something new. >> you know what? every time i see one glow like that, it makes my day. i love it. what i know is when i get done with these, i'm going to get to write a paper, more than likely, it's going to be a different species and i get to nam >> reporter: for nightline, cottonwood, arizona. i'm clayton sandell. >> if i were there, i would be hiring those people. >> can be found anywhere. do you think we have any around here? >> i don't want to check. >> let's just check here. let's see. what do we have. >> i know you're -- oh, there. i don't like it. i don't like it. i don't like it. i don't like it. >> we got one.
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? ? ? well, there are countless body building competitions across america each year, but gaining new traction is a type of body building that's a whole lot tougher. >> it's wheelchair body building forcing athletes to work through their disabilities. abc's stephanie ramos worked out with one particularly inspiring competitor in the nation's capital. >> reporter: it's been more than three years since derek benson has been able to walk. >> car stopped on the highway in front of me and i'm doing 60. >> reporter: that motorcycle crash almost killed him. it left him partially paralyzed from the waist down and
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reality he was forced to deal with. >> depression and the pain of knowing that you're going to have to live life in this new condition, it was just horrific. >> reporter: sitting in the hospital room feeling helpless, a suggestion from a friend inspired him. >> you could try wheelchair body building. >> reporter: it was founded in the u.s. in 2006. five years later, the international federation of body building officially recognized the competition. there's only 23 professionals in the u.s. benson competes as an amateur and is the only wheelchair body builder in the washington, d.c. area. >> it's tough. that's the thing with wheelchair body building, every athlete's got a condition to overcome, and in a different way. you got to think out of the box with your training. >> reporter: yep, that's hard. from the pull down rope to rowing and lifting weights,
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not going to interrupt you. don't mind me. last march, benson came in second in his weight class. he says the sport not only gave him the confidence he lost after the accident, but a new lease on life. >> you have to look at it as a gift god gave me to live my life and to carry on, to have a second chance, just it's more than myself. >> reporter: stephanie ramos, abc news, washington. >> man, in fact, he says it inspires him because he was quite depressed and some point after this accident. >> great to find an outlet like that, but i just find it hard enough just doing a pullup, let alone a pullup with a wheelchair attached to you, too. that's amazing. >> absolutely incredible. that's the news for this half hour. attached to you, too. that's amazing. >> absolutely incredible.
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