A flight attendant has posted a photo she snapped of a “flustered” man she said looked strikingly similar to Gabby Petito’s missing boyfriend Brian Laundrie outside a hotel in Canada, according to a report.
The woman said on TikTok that she spotted the man on Monday as he walked out of the hotel in Toronto where she was staying, The Sun reported.
The man — who appeared “flustered” — then got into car and drove off with another man, the woman said on TikTok using the handle @cwlynn, according to the news outlet.
She shared a photo she snapped of the balding man with prominent facial hair who wore a face mask around his chin – and then notified hotel staff about his likeness to Laundrie, who has been named a person of interest in Petito’s death.
The Long Island native’s death has been ruled a homicide and the FBI has announced that it is seeking Laundrie on an arrest warrant in connection to her death.
Laundrie was charged with one count of use of unauthorized access devices — a Capital One debit card, which he allegedly used about three days after Petito was last seen alive.
The flight attendant said a worker at the hotel, which she did not identify, told her that the mystery man “didn’t know where he was going and he had the wrong hotel.”
The woman posted the image alongside one from Laundrie’s Instagram page.
“I’m not sure if this looks like him or if I just fell too far down the rabbit hole,” the woman said.
“You can see the dip in his mustache and the ears are bent down [in her photo], but my ears bend down when I wear a face mask,” added the woman, the latest among many online sleuths to offer tips, clues and theories about the sensational case.
“It looked so much like him — it made me feel really nauseous because I’ve never seen him in person, like many of you haven’t, and this is exactly how I imagined he would look,” she said, according to The Sun.
“I did inform the hotel [that she thought it was Laundrie] and the employees at the hotel didn’t have any idea about the case, which was concerning,” she added.
The TikTok user said she sent the image to local news outlets and also reported her encounter with the man to the FBI. The Post has reached out to the FBI.
The woman has since apparently made her account private.
Laundrie was reported missing by his parents on Sept. 17 after returning home to North Port, Florida, on Sept. 1 — without Petito — following their weeks-long cross-country trip.
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