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OH - Brian Michael Rini, charged with impersonating a long-missing child, Apr 2019

Discussion in 'Trials' started by AnotherNancyDrew, Apr 3, 2019.

  1. osu

    osu Well-Known Member

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    Right. Two girls in the car, two neighbors who were watching him and the one who talked to him. The guy who stopped on his way to get coffee at White Castle and asked him if he was okay? All of them referred to him as a boy who was beat up and asking for help.
    JMO
     
  2. Wagtales10

    Wagtales10 2024

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    People are too quick to blame the media. its disheartening
     
  3. ReadySet

    ReadySet Well-Known Member

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    Like Margarita said, Delphi case cured me of drawing conclusions from photos.
    When my imagination runs wild, I don't have to draw conclusions and insist I'm right. I do sometimes though. That's my responsibility.

     
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  4. gitana1

    gitana1 Verified Attorney

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    What it shows is people are generally good. The initial instinct was he was trying to steal a neighbor's car. They intervened. But this practiced con artist knew what to do and how to act. He convincingly acted (apparently), like a frightened teenager and doubled down when police arrived.

    The media reported what they were told.

    LE did what it was supposed to do. They didn't make many statements to the media because they were working and doing their job. They gave us no false hope.

    The only one at fault here is that POS who made false claims about being a much sought and beloved missing child.
     
  5. JaneEyre

    JaneEyre Well-Known Member

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    Checking in real quick on a break. Wonder if he knew Timothy - if they ended up together in a bad place.
     
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  6. gitana1

    gitana1 Verified Attorney

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    I don't think LE informed the media. They likely got info from excited witnesses and/or scanners.
     
  7. Wagtales10

    Wagtales10 2024

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    hes 10 years older than him, idk if he would have crossed the path. but who knows.
     
  8. JaimeInLA

    JaimeInLA Team Juan

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    What about the description of the white SUV with yellow paint transfer? What was that all about? Didn't a woman say she saw Rini at a hotel getting out of a white SUV and he was with 2 men? With Wisconsin plates? Was that not him?
     
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  9. sleuther0192837465

    sleuther0192837465 Well-Known Member

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    Wow...SMH I can not fathom what makes a human pretend to be someone they are not, knowing the harm & on such a grand scale, it will cause Timmothy’s family. That’s all I can say ATM Zipping the proverbial lips on that.
    Perhaps this will bring more attention to Timmothy’s case & maybe new tips will come in.
    I never heard about it until these recent events occurred.
    My heart goes out to Timmothy’s family :(
    MOO
     
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  10. Gardenista

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  11. Piney Woods

    Piney Woods Well-Known Member

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    Pretty weird. Perhaps decades ago before DNA testing he may have been able to profit from this if it were indeed a con job. Maybe he's just low functioning or mentally ill. Hard to make heads or tails of this for a motive.

    I suppose he could face charges for making false statements to police if he's determined to be mentally competent.

    *ah, and now that I've seen his recent history he's just your average drug using sociopath destroying everything in his path.
     
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  12. JaimeInLA

    JaimeInLA Team Juan

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    Also, since when do the police allow you to refuse to be fingerprinted? Why didn't they insist on fingerprints? If I was possibly in the middle of committing a crime, I can't see LAPD saying "do you want to give us your fingerprints or nah" and me saying "hard pass." Like, that would NEVER happen!
     
  13. abstr

    abstr Well-Known Member

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    I thought this went into the media via those that “helped” him. I think the best of people, so sad but wondering if whole story might explain.
     
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  14. gitana1

    gitana1 Verified Attorney

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    You are making me laugh! Some humor to be found in this terrible situation, at least.
     
  15. JanetElaine

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    Idk if anyone found his Twitter yet, but his profile pic shows quite a bit of acne scars. Also could be cause to look like a 'beat up 14 year old' if you're a witness trying to see the good (to quote Gitana). Under a hoodie. Probably looking down/bending over a lot because 'his stomach hurt' (as he claimed).
     
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    I was talking about his mugshot which was taken a while back, I guess. He's a dark haired adult male with a beard. Even shaved and cleaned up you'd see his beard.
     
  17. osu

    osu Well-Known Member

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    This is his mug shot from a 2018 arrest in Norton, Ohio.

    “A 22-year-old man called for help Nov. 29 using the vehicle’s OnStar system but was vague in the details. Police arrived at a Wadsworth Road parking lot and got a vague report from the man about some acquaintances he’d picked up who started fighting in the car. He didn’t produce a driver’s license but gave a name and Social Security number. The car itself belonged to a car dealership and was allegedly on an overnight test drive. However, the actual owner of the name and Social Security number used called police dismayed at receiving a citation in the mail, suspecting his brother had used his identity in the incident. The brother, Brian Michael Rini, was in the Medina County Jail at the time and was charged with falsification as well as the original traffic citation.”
    Brian Michael Rini: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
     

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  18. kiaatcher

    kiaatcher Well-Known Member

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    I think that's why the WCPO news woman stressed that police had DNA but they didn't know if it was collected voluntarily or not. They might of had to sneak it, like with tissues or a water bottle, to get any DNA. Explains why they weren't talking for so long, they were probably trying to figure out what the hell he was doing.
    Not sure if MSM or LE is to blame with dragging out with the reporting. I just hope the family wasn't led on like the general public.
     
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    ChiCubs2016 Well-Known Member

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    I wonder where he got Timmothy’s information? He would have been 15ish when Timmothy disappeared? Did he make note of missing children information to use when he was caught in criminal acts? I probably should move on but I am super curious about where he got the name?
     
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  20. gitana1

    gitana1 Verified Attorney

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    Druggie and pathological liar. They double down. They never admit defeat. Or at least not until they absolutely have no choice. Think about Casey Anthony leading the police to her supposed office at Universal. They thought she had a mental illness after that.
     

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