The parents of missing Brian Laundrie, a person of interest in the disappearance and death of his girlfriend Gabby Petito, have reportedly made several 911 calls to complain about the presence of protesters and media at their North Fork, Florida, home.
As Fox News reports, Laundrie’s mother called 911 on Saturday to report Duane “Dog” Chapman, the star of “Dog the Bounty Hunter,” was on her property. The news outlet obtained a dispatch recording stating that the woman had “referenced a situation involving a male,” believed to be Chapman, who was at the Laundrie home this weekend. It does not appear that the original 911 call audio has been released.
“It’s a shame they wouldn’t speak with us,” Chapman told Fox News. “The police said we were welcome to knock on the door so we did. I wanted to tell the Laundries that our goal is to find Brian and bring him in alive.”
North Port Police Public Information Officer Josh Taylor told Fox News that police have received numerous calls from the home, and that officers have to treat those calls like they would for any member of the public.
“We’ve been called to the house numerous times for all sorts of issues: media, protestors, celebrity searchers,” Taylor said. “It’s not something normal. If the family calls and is concerned, we will respond like we would for anyone.”
As News Nation Now reports, protesters gathered outside the Laundrie home early Monday morning, shouting “Justice for Gabby!” on airhorns. On Sunday, Petito was laid to rest in her native Long Island.
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[Feature image: Laundrie residence in North Port, Florida/AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack]