POLICE admitted they believed Brian Laundrie returned home the night he disappeared – but what they saw was his mother in a hat, The Sun can reveal.
In a major blunder, cops in North Port, Florida saw Brian Laundrie through secret surveillance cameras leave the property on September 13 and believed he had returned later that same day.
But what they really saw was Brian’s mother Roberta wearing a baseball cap.
“However, the situation was suspicious and that is why limited surveillance was deployed,” police told The Sun.
Human error was made amid a chaotic scene involving several law enforcement agencies and a crowded street lined with news crews and protesters, North Port police said.
“We thought we saw him come home that Wednesday, and that’s why we thought we knew where he was then,” North Port police told The Sun on Monday.
“We now know that was not the case. There was a lot of activity around the house and that made it difficult. “
Later that day on Monday, police admitted to mistaking Brian’s mother for a baseball cap as Brian, causing Brian to disappear.
THE POLICE COULDN’T HOLD BRIAN
Police saw Brian leave the house on September 13 using covert cameras strategically concealed around the laundromat house.
One of the cameras was disguised as a trash can on a neighbor’s property, a neighbor told the US Sun last week.
On Monday, North Port Police confirmed that there were several hidden cameras set up around the laundries’ homes on September 11 because “the family did not cooperate and raised their right not to speak.”