'He's hiding behind his mom', Gabby Petito's dad slams Brian Laundrie for not speaking
"If she's hurt or worse, I hope they [Brian Laundrie and family] get what's coming, " Gabby Petito's father, Joseph Petito said during an interview with Dr Phill on CBS4 Monday, September 20 afternoon. Joseph Petito also reacted to the statement issued by Brian Laundrie's family earlier and raised his suspicions over their stance. "This is understandably an extremely difficult time for both the Petito family and the Laundrie family. On behalf of the Laundrie family, it is our hope that the search for Miss Petito is successful and that Miss Petito is re-united with her family, " the statement from the Laundrie family earlier said.
"My child is nowhere to be found, and I am not getting any answers on where to even start, " reacting to the statement issued by Brian Laundrie's family, Gabby Petio's father, Joseph said. "So don't sit there and tell me about how difficult it is for you because you got reporters on your block, " he added. Speaking on the Laundrie family's statement that said they 'wish the search to be successful, ' Joseph Petito further retaliated, "I don't know about you but when I want something to be successful, I will partake and help to make sure it's successful, not sit in the background."
"If you love this person and she's your fiance, then you should turn around and lead the charge. I should be the number two you should be the number one, Joseph added. He also slammed Brian Laundrie for "sitting behind his mom like he's four years old." Joseph Petito's wife, Tara also joined the conversation and said, "We're trying to stay hopeful and persistent to get name out there, get her pictures out there to help bring her home." On the "off-chance that if Gabby is watching this", Joseph also left a message addressing her daughter that said, "Gabby let me come get you. I will bring you to my home and I will shelter you from all this crap until you're able to handle it. I don't care about anything else than my daughter's well being."