A person who bears a putting resemblance to Florida fugitive Brian Laundrie has taken to TikTok in a bid to clear his title.
And the doppelganger has now gone viral in a single day, with practically 2 million views and greater than 530,000 likes since Tuesday.
The unidentified man, who created the @notbrianlaundrie account, is seen doing laundry in a single clip and asks different TikTokers for tips about keep away from getting “attacked” for being confused with the person sought in Gabby Petito’s high-profile demise.
“I’d similar to to place all of those rumors to demise,” he stated in his first put up, which had 1.6 million views and counting.
“Fast request from everybody,” he stated in a follow-up put up, which acquired much more views. “Any recommendation on what I ought to say to those who assume I’m Brian Laundrie. Actually recognize it.
In one other clip, he bemoans an upcoming journey.
“I’m flying throughout the nation tomorrow for my cousin’s wedding ceremony, and it’s a fairly lengthy flight,” he stated. “So you probably have any ideas for me on how to not get attacked or accused of being this man, get at me. Duet this or go away a remark.”
One commenter quipped, “That’s one thing Brian would say.”
One other person wasn’t shopping for it and wrote, “Jokes on us.”
“That is Brian performing like his [sic] not brian. Ur not fooling me sir.”
In the latest put up, the unlucky physique double is seen aboard a aircraft sporting a face masks, sun shades, with the caption, “Significantly have my invisible man’s disguise on.”
The true Brian Laundrie, 23, is the topic of a large manhunt led by the FBI within the disappearance and demise of Petito, a Lengthy Island native who disappeared final month through the couple’s cross-country journey.
Her physique was discovered at a distant Wyoming campground on Sept. 19, and the 22-year-old’s demise has been dominated a murder — and Laundrie an individual of curiosity.
Laundrie returned to his mother and father’ North Port, Florida, dwelling alone on Sept. 1 and disappeared on Sept. 14, in keeping with police.