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Meanwhile on the Appalachian Trail: Brian Laundrie Look-Alike Ambushed by U.S. Marshals (Time to Consider a Toupee, Dude)

If you’re a guy who looks anything even remotely similar to fugitive Brian Laundrie and you like to travel, now is the time to reinvent your look if you know what’s good for you. Take as a cautionary tale the trials and tribulations of Severin Beckwith, a nature-lover who was recently ambushed by confused U.S. Marshals while taking a nap with his girlfriend on the Appalachian Trail.

Beckwith and his lady love had just dozed off after lunch at the Lodge at Fontana Village Resort when authorities stormed their room.

“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 New Yorker. The hiker was mistaken for the man accused of killing influencer Gabby Petito and immediately handcuffed. Luckily, the bearded baldie didn’t have any tattoos like Laundrie and was able to produce ID to prove he wasn’t the most wanted man in America.

An employee of the Fontana Lake marina is apparently to blame for the mix-up. Supposedly, the worker called the law enforcement officials to report the pseudo-sighting of Laundrie.

By way of apology, the lodge comped a night’s stay and a breakfast for the couple.

“It was a buffet. We took as much as we could,” Beckwith said.

That’s all well and good, but, dude, it might be time to consider a toupee.

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