Note: This individual, according to the police and FBI, is the ‘naked guy’ arrested by police who many, including his own parents, believe was actually Tamerlan Tsarnaev.
April 26, 2013
The man who was carjacked by alleged Boston Marathon bombers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, and who made a daring escape that helped lead to their apprehension, is a 26-year-old Chinese immigrant engineer and entrepreneur who has asked only to be identified by his American nickname, Danny.
The Boston Globe interviewed Danny  and reported that he is from a “province in central China” who studied engineering at Northeastern University before starting up a company in Boston’s Kendall Square. He asked the Globe not to disclose his full name, although it may be made public if and when he testifies against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
“I don’t want to be a famous person talking on the TV,” Danny told the paper. “I don’t feel like a hero. … I was trying to save myself.”
Lu Lingzi, one of the three people killed in the Boston Marathon bombings, was also a Chinese national who traveled to Boston to attend one of its many high-level universities. Although her name was not disclosed by authorities, Chinese internet users quickly tracked down her identity. Given the level of detail that Danny disclosed, that is a plausible scenario for him as well.