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Boyle Heights Hangover Cure Inventor Goes Missing in NYC

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The Los Angeles Times last night reported on a rather bizarre sounding story full of strange and incongruous details. The story starts off normally enough, about a Los Angeles man who hasn't been seen since Thanksgiving when he went to New York:

New York City police are searching for a Boyle Heights man who disappeared two days before Thanksgiving.

Steven Reynoso, 30, was last seen at 6 p.m. on Nov. 25 leaving the Renaissance Hotel on 7th Avenue, according to the NYPD. He was wearing a black pea coat, black jeans, black tennis shoes and carrying a black bag.

Reynoso was in New York with his girlfriend. She told police that Reynoso had told her he was going to visit friends as she was getting ready to see a Broadway show.

The story then adds some interesting details via the New York Daily News, which notes the following:

    • When the man's girlfriend didn't hear from him for a day, she called her mother out to NYC to stay with her and wait.
    • When she ran out of money after a few days, she flew home to L.A.
    • She then dropped off the man's luggage at his parents' house, and according the man's father Angel, who also said: “That was the last time we saw her, We don’t know anything about her.”
    • According to his father, Steven Reynoso was the inventor of a hangover cure, and was in New York City to market his invention.
    • Also according to the father, it would be a bad idea to make a public appeal on camera. He told CBS2 that “I can’t go on camera,” he said, “it might do more harm to my son.”

Meanwhile it's been over two weeks and Reynoso has not been heard from. The police describe Reynoso as 5 foot 10 and 260 pounds and say he was last seen by the girlfriend leaving his Hotel near Times Square. As a service to readers, please don't read the comments on the L.A. Times website. They are literally mostly jokes about the man's weight and ethnicity.

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