A second woman who claims she picked up Gabby Petito’s fiancé Brian Laundrie alleges he “freaked out and tried to jump out of her car” – two days after the missing YouTuber was spotted in a Tex-Mex restaurant
Norma Jean Jalovec says she gave the 23-year-old a lift on August 29 at around 6:15pm near the Jackson Lake Dam, Wyoming.
The alleged encounter came on the same day that Tiktoker Miranda Baker claimed she gave Laundrie a lift in her jeep.
Jalovec was in the national park as she attended mass at a church – around 1.2miles from the dam.
She said she spotted Laundrie was walking backward and holding his thumb out.
Laundrie reportedly asked her to drop him off at the Spread Creek camping ground but as they approached the entrance, he reportedly freaked out and tried to “get out the moving car”, according to Jalovec.
She told Fox News: “I picked him up. Something just said, ‘Hey ask him where he’s going.”
Jalovec told the outlet that everything was legitimate” and she has already spoken to FBI detectives.
During their small talk in the car, Laundrie reportedly told Jalovec that he had been hiking and had a fiancé.
Since her alleged encounter, Jalovec admitted that she cannot “explain” why she went to church and picked up a “hitchhiker”.
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She said: “I’ve gotten so much s*** from family and friends.”
The alleged encounter happened just minutes after Laundrie reportedly asked Miranda Baker and her boyfriend for a ride in their car.
She claimed that they were approached by the 23-year-old at the Grand Teton national park.
Baker alleged that Laundrie offered $200 for the ride for approximately 10 miles, something which she saw as “kind of weird”.
The Sun reached out to law enforcement and Baker to obtain further details but didn’t receive a response.
North Port Police spokesperson Josh Taylor told the Independent at the time that cops had talked with Baker.
Jalovec’s alleged encounter came just days after Gabby was reportedly last seen at the Tex-Mex restaurant Merry Piglets in Jackson.
A manager at the restaurant confirmed to NBC News that Laundrie and Petito were there on August 27.
The boss alleged that the couple arrived on foot, without their white Ford Transit camper van.
The manager’s account may be one of the last-known sightings of Petito and Laundrie together.
A photographer alleged she saw Laundrie in an “explosive argument” with a waitress.
Speaking to Fox News, Nina Celie Angelo, of New Orleans, claimed Gabby was with him at the time.
Angelo said she had been visiting the state with her boyfriend when they stopped for lunch at the Tex-Mex.
She admitted that she couldn’t hear what words were being exchanged but claimed that the spat was over the “bill or about money”.
Angelo described Laundrie’s body language as “aggressive” and alleged that he left and returned to the restaurant around four times.
She claimed that at one point Gabby came inside and apologized for Laundrie’s behavior.
Angelo also uploaded a lengthy account of her alleged encounter with Laundrie and Petito to her Instagram page on Wednesday.
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