Brian Laundrie “pressed Gabby Petito to claim she was his fiancée,” according to Gabby Petito. On a road trip to Idaho, we stopped at an ice cream shop.
A store clerk claims that BRIAN Laundrie “prompted” Gabby Petito to declare she was engaged during a “strange” meeting at an Idaho ice cream parlor just before she was murdered.
Sunny Mason, who works at Victor’s Emporium in Jackson, Wyoming, roughly 30 miles from Grand Teton National Park, believes Gabby, 22, and Brian, 23, visited her store on August 25 or 26.
Gabby posted what would be her farewell Instagram post and Facetimed her mother for the last time on August 25. Witnesses claimed to have witnessed Brian yelling at wait workers in a Jackson Hole restaurant the day before, while Gabby stood close in tears.
During Mason’s claimed interaction with the pair, she recalled bonding with Gabby over the vlogger’s left arm flower tattoo.
Gabby allegedly told her that she and her partner were on a road vacation through the United States, with Yellowstone as their next destination.
But, according to Mason, it was Brian’s “abnormal” behavior that stuck out the most.
Mason told a local news site, “It felt like he practically prompted her to inform me that she was engaged.” “We get a lot of engaged couples, but it rarely happens that way.
“It just felt a little strange,” she said “It was almost as if it was a reminder to her to say, ‘Ooh look, we’re engaged.’
“It felt like he was slighted since she didn’t talk about her engagement or wasn’t enthused about it.”
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Other store owners and employees in the vicinity have claimed to have dealt with the pair around the same time as Mason.
The couple also stopped by Rustic Row in Victor, Idaho, on August 25 or 26 last month, according to the store’s owner.
“They said they were coming from Florida,” the owner, who did not want to be identified, told EastIdahoNews.com. “They had just visited Teton Park and expressed an interest in visiting Yellowstone, so I informed them they could enter by the west entrance.” “They seemed delighted, and when they left, she screamed back from the door that they were engaged, and then I said congratulations,” the store owner added. Gabby’s mother Nichole Schmidt said she received a “strange” text from her daughter’s phone the next day, the same day Brian was allegedly seen ranting in a Wyoming restaurant.
“Can you assist Stan? I keep getting his voicemails and missed calls,” it said.
Schmidt, on the other hand, believes Gabby did not send the “strange” text because Stan is… Brinkwire News in a Nutshell