An upstate New Yorker bearing an uncanny resemblance to Brian Laundrie had a rude awakening when U. S. Marshals on the hunt for the fugitive pulled their guns on him during a nap on the Appalachian Trail.
Ithaca couple Severin Beckwith and Anna Brettmann were catching a few winks at the Lodge at Fontana Village Resort after lunch when they heard a knock and their door flew open, the New Yorker reported.
"Next thing I see is a bunch of guys with riot shields with ‘US Marshals’ written on them, handguns pointed at my face," Beckwith told the mag.
The stunned hiker was promptly handcuffed as one of the feds helped Brettmann get dressed.
Beckwith, who resembles Landrie, the sole person of interest in his girlfriend Gabby Petito’s homicide, said he had a hunch why he was targeted on the Appalachian Trail, where tipsters have reported spotting the 23-year-old fugitive.
The doppelgänger told the New Yorker that one of the agents touched the side of his head and said the look-alike had a "notch in the upper part of my inner ear just like his."
Making matters worse for Beckwith was that he and Brettmann – who had been hiking from Georgia to Virginia since late September – had booked their room with a cr... (Read more)
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