According to the Orlando Sentinel, David 'Ping' Pingalore came forward to reveal photos of the man on the shark, insisting he was neither Jimmy John Liautaud nor Jim McElwain, as internet sleuths had claimed.
“This guy lives in upstate New York; that photo was taken two years ago off the shores of Long Island — not in Florida,” he said. “I have the man that’s fully clothed that’s naked on the shark, on the boat. Yes, normal photographs.”
The man is being called "Shawn" and he is a former NYPD officer. Despite this latest round of "evidence" in the case, nobody has actually come forward to confirm they are indeed the man in the photo.
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