Brian Laundrie is “looking over his shoulder” right now, but as time passes, he may let his guard down, according to a man who spent two years on the run after faking his own death.
“When I was a fugitive, the first couple months were the hardest, you know, those first couple of weeks into two, three months, that’s when you don’t really [know] what’s going on,” Seth Ferrenti said on NewsNation Now.
Ferrenti chose to flee the country in the early 1990s rather than face the penalties of spending 20 years in prison and having to testify against his associates for dealing drugs. He was at the top of the 15 most wanted list on the U.S. Marshals Service.
Ferrenti said that letting down his defenses took him about five or six months.
“If you last that long, you kind of realize, like, you know, maybe law enforcement is not going to find me if I don’t slip up,” Ferranti said.
According to the former fugitive, his mother sent him brownies and spoke with him over the phone. He claims that marshals came to see her once a month.
“My mom would tell them straight up. She would say, ‘I don’t know where my son is, but if I did know where my son is, I wouldn’t tell you,'” Ferranti said. “Parents love their kids, like even Brian Laundrie. His parents love him, so I believe they’re gonna help him, and they’re gonna do whatever they can to help him stay free.”
Brian Laundrie’s parents believe they last saw him on Sept. 13 when he drove to a 24,000-acre Florida preserve in his automobile. He went missing on Sept. 17.
Ferrenti was apprehended in the end. He’s now the creator and producer of a Netflix documentary called “White Boy.” The story revolves around a drug dealer.