Gabby Petito Memorial is ‘Dishonored’ With Laundry Basket, Monster Can and Sign that says ‘Dirty Laundrie Come Clean’
OUTSIDE Laundrie House, a memorial for Gabby Petito has been filled with flowers, photos and condolences and now a basket of “dirty laundry” that sparked anger.
Laundry basket includes bleach, detergent and a sign that says “Dirty Laundrie come clean”.
There’s also a Monster Energy Drink Can, which refers to an empty Monster can found at Fort De Soto Park during research conducted by Dog the Bounty Hunter.
A photo of the basket was shared on Twitter by Fox reporter Michael Ruiz, and Twitter users responded to the post, calling it “unpleasant.”
“This basket does not belong to a Gabby memorial. Gross,” said one user, whose name is @Sophie_bea_.
The same user implored Ruiz to remove his post, writing: “Please don’t encourage this behavior! It’s tasteless and dishonorable to have next to Gabby’s memorial.”
Another user, @ Tenisha2704, said: “I feel like this should be at the front door, not near the Gabby memorial.”
And @QaisK warned that the basket itself could change the nature of the memorial in the eyes of the city: if they see it as a dumping ground, the user wrote, it “might cause them to just say ‘more memorial “”.
“Hope they don’t spoil a good thing,” @QaisK said.
Along with a memorial to Gabby, Laundrie’s home has been the scene of frequent protests, one of which fell to hands in late September amid mounting tensions on the streets.
John Riches, whom The Sun had interviewed exclusively about his Gabby Petito singing outside the Laundrie house, was seen on tape dodging a neighbor’s swing yelling at Riches to get off the street.
The neighbor is seen in video yelling inaudibly at Riches on the street as Riches and a woman accompanying him stand several feet away and attempt to record the interaction.
“Where is your property?” Rich asks the neighbor, who is now less than a foot from Riches face.
“Don’t worry,” the neighbor replies. As Riches pulls out his phone, the neighbor swings an open hand over Riches, who begins to walk away.
The woman accompanying Riches shouts “hey” and the neighbor swears, “Fk you too. Get off my property. “
Riches and the unidentified neighbor exchange words for an extended period of time before the neighbor fakes a punch, causing Riches and the woman to back down.
Rich is heard that the neighbor had better not be a friend of the laundries given his behavior, and that he was caught on camera “assaulting” me.
The Laundrie family has not made any statements regarding the protests, the memorial or the location of their son, Brian Laundrie.
On Friday October 1, the family issued a statement through their attorney, saying they believed Brian was still in Florida.
“They are worried, but hope he will be found alive,” said family laundromat lawyer Steve Bertolino.
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