Gabby Petito broke down after Brian Laundrie ridiculed her vlogger dreams: Video

Gabby Petito broke down after Brian Laundrie ridiculed her vlogger dreams: Video
Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie (The Moab City Police Department, Instagram/ @gabspetito)

A few days ago, the Moab City Police Department had released body camera footage of the officers' interaction with missing Florida woman Gabby Petito and her fiance Brian Laundrie on August 12, 2021, after they responded to a domestic violence complaint. One particular moment from that footage is presently going viral on social media. 

Two weeks prior to Petito's mysterious disappearance, the Moab police received a report of a couple arguing, later identified as Petitio and her boyfriend, Laundrie. The couple's white van was located by the authorities and pulled over. The more than an hour-long video showed the police separating Petito and Laundrie before each described their version of events that led to the 911 call. Petito was emotional and sobbing as she described the incident. However, the police report listed Laundrie as the victim and Petito as the suspect. Chief Bret Edge noted, however, that there was not enough evidence for charges.


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"Neither Brian nor Gabrielle were the reporting party," he said. "Officers conducted an investigation and determined that insufficient evidence existed to justify criminal charges. The male tried to create distance by telling Gabbie to take a walk to calm down. She didn't want to be separated from the male and began slapping him. He grabbed her face and pushed her back as she pressed upon him and the van." All parties agreed that Petito had slapped Laundrie and that he wasn't the one who struck her. There were no serious injuries and none of the parties wanted to press charges related to the domestic violence incident.


A particular moment from the video that went viral is a distressed and emotionally distraught Petitio telling the enquiring officer about her profession. She apologizes for being in a "bad mood" because she had been working all morning on her computer. At this, the officer asks her what she does for a living. "I just got my job to travel across the country and I am trying to start a blog. I've been building my website," she said, adding, "He doesn't really believe I could do any of it." She bent over and places her hands on her knees as she sobs. She then adds that it was the reason they had been fighting all morning and he would not let her into the car. 

'Brian being jealous of Gabby’s talent'


People on Twitter were quick to make Laundrie the villain as they sided with Petito. "New theory after watching: they got into another argument. Decided to split up for the night again, Brian took the van (she possibly left while being worked up) and she was gone when I went to pick her up the next day," one of them said while another noted, "this is devastating why didn’t they protect her ????" A third commented, "Watching the whole thing it does put a twist on this. She was the aggressor physically and eye witnesses confirmed it. Just wondering if they had another incident but that it went terribly wrong."

The next wrote, "Am i the only one that, hypothetically, sees Brian being jealous of Gabby’s talent, charm, & good nature as a potential motive in his alleged treatment of her? i’ve seen it happen: someone gets so caught up in their hatred & envy of their partner’s goodness that it fuels abuse." A commenter tweeted, "Her feelings and reactions seem so genuine and hurt. His demeanor of the situation is like he’s making her out to seem like the crazy one." A person reacted with, "This was so sad to watch. She is hysterically crying and he is smiling and laughing."







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