For weeks now, protesters have been gathering at the Florida home of Brian Laundrie, a person of interest in the homicide case of Gabby Petito. But on Friday night, it was a couple of neighbors outside of the Laundrie home and they were doing more than just protesting.
The entire world is seemingly searching for Brian Laundrie right now. Ever since he returned home to Florida, he quickly retained a lawyer and then refused to cooperate with authorities. All of this, of course, is after his fiancee, Gabby Petito, disappeared on the couple’s cross-country road trip in late August.
A video surfaced on social media that shows neighbors of Brian Laundrie’s parents hammering a sign into their yard. It was Brian Entin, a corresponded for News Nation Now, who posted the update on Twitter. He can be heard asking the ladies “where are y’all from?” They responded by saying, “Across the street.”
“Neighbors just hammered this sign into the Laundrie’s front yard,” Entin wrote on Twitter alongside the video. “‘Remember me? Gabby Petito. Roberta and Chris, I once lived with you!'”
Social Media Pops Off After Neighbors of Brian Laundrie’s Parents Plant Sign
As you can probably imagine, social media users have been following the Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie case like hawks. It’s somewhat hard not to, though. As many people can imagine themselves feeling angry in the shoes of Gabby’s parents. Others imagined themselves in the shoes of Brian Laundrie’s parents and aren’t sure they would do anything differently.
“I mean where the hell is Brian Laundrie?” one person replied on Twitter. “Seriously, how could they not be at the press podium every day begging for their son to come home?”
“Everybody is looking for him,” another user responded. “We are all looking for him. I’m not sure I would’ve come out looking for him if I were in their shoes. They know the world hates them at this point. Had they come out like that they’d probably have stuff thrown at them.”
But not everyone could see things from that point of view. Or even if they could, the anger that they feel for Laundrie sort of just takes precedent.
“The anger is starting to really set in as we start to realize there is a very real chance he may never be found,” a third person wrote. “I can’t shake this heavy feeling that there will never be justice. I’m sure many are feeling that rage grow more every day. I fear this won’t all end well.”
Meanwhile, other people were concerned that the neighbors were trespassing on the Laundrie’s property. They posted things like, “That’s not wise….. illegal in fact,” and “There’s a fine line, folks. Have the sign in your own yard. Don’t need to be trespassing on the Laundrie’s property. Do it right.”