An upstate New Yorker bearing an uncanny resemblance to Brian Laundrie had a rude awakening when US 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 stunned Beckwith 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 lookalike had a “notch in the upper part of my inner ear just like his.”
… Beckwith was quickly cleared because he didn’t have Laundrie’s telltale tattoos and he produced an ID that ruled him out as the wanted man. Following the marshals’ advice, Beckwith shaved his beard — but he quickly regretted it “because I have much less of a chin than Laundrie does.” For their trouble, the lodge provided the couple with a free night’s stay and a complimentary breakfast.
Just recently I posted this story about another lookalike who created a webpage to tell people he is NOT Brian. In fact, he calls himself NOTBRIAN. Here's his page if you'd like to check it out. He really does look like him: