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Casey Anthony's Recent Dinner Out Means She's No Longer Afraid

by Kiri Blakeley on December 12, 2012 at 11:11 AM

For the first time since Casey Anthony was spotted walking around Ohio shortly after her acquittal in the murder of her daughter, Caylee, she's been spotted in public. An eagle-eyed restaurant customer snapped a photo of what appears to be Casey eating a meal at a restaurant in Florida with a private investigator who worked on her case. And another source confirmed that it indeed was Casey. Of course, the one question we all want to know is, what did she eat? Hahah. Just kidding. (It was hot wings.) No, what we really all want to know is -- does Casey feel safe enough that she can go on about her business in FLORIDA of all places? Well ... it looks like it!

Since being found not guilty, Casey has been voted the "most hated woman in America," and has been in hiding. But if this picture is really her, she's now hiding in plain sight. The restaurant wouldn't confirm her identity, but their non-denial sure sounds like a confirmation. Said the manager of Flanigans's Seafood Bar and Grill in Lake Worth to MailOnline:

There's a bunch of stink about that, and it doesn’t seem to be doing anybody any good, so we’re not going to comment one way or the other.

So that's a yes? Witnesses said Casey, if it was indeed her, never spoke to the servers or other customers, and only came into the restaurant once her dinner companions made sure the table was ready.

If this was her, it's a pretty good indication that Casey and her team are feeling more confident about her appearing in public and getting back to a semblance of normalcy. That she's no longer fearing for her life. I wonder if the public is going to go along with that. Certainly, they should. I don't care how angry you are about what you feel is an injustice, the legal system, whether right or wrong, found Casey not guilty, so not guilty she is. Though it seems bizarre she wouldn't want to leave Florida.

It would do no one any good to avenge Caylee -- other than to land yourself in prison. There are all kinds of injustices in the world. This is just one of millions that happen all over the globe every day. Crusaders for justice might do well to find another injustice -- maybe one they can actually legally do something to correct -- to focus on.

Do you think Casey should be allowed to get on with her life?


Image via Pinnellas County Sheriff's Office


  • Cass
    -- Nonmember comment from


    December 12, 2012 at 11:19 AM
    Yup. She was found not guilty, it's my job to treat her as such.
  • Reepi...


    December 12, 2012 at 11:26 AM
    If I owned a restaurant and she cane to dine, I may be comveniently full. I don't think I could serve her with any semblance of good manners. The same goes for Scott Peterson before he was sentenced and people of that ilk.
  • Shell...
    -- Facebook comment from

    Shelley Lynn

    December 12, 2012 at 12:05 PM
    I can't believe out of all places she's in Florida !!!
  • Sherr...


    December 12, 2012 at 1:02 PM

    Legally, yes she should be able to move on with her life. IMO, she should be rotting behind bars. It makes me sick that she is allowed to be free. If it was my restaurant she would not have made it past the door. 

  • Priya...


    December 12, 2012 at 1:18 PM

    Wow! It is so exciting for cutie Casey's fans & followers to see her out & about. Merry Christmas, Casey.

  • undrc...


    December 12, 2012 at 1:19 PM

    The legal system is flawed in many ways. This travesty of injustice is just one example.  12 jurors may have found her not guilty but millions of others, including her family, KNOW she  killed her baby.

  • kat2825


    December 12, 2012 at 2:56 PM



    I would not be able to server her, even if she is not guilty we all know what she did...


  • Trina...


    December 12, 2012 at 3:55 PM

    We may not like the verdict, but just leave her alone... I feel bad saying that but I really think its time to just stop. Your fueling the fire anytime you bring up criminals and your going to put someone else in jail by making people want to snap and hurt her and she might not be the only one. No more lives need to be lost. Let her be...

  • Fran...
    -- Facebook comment from

    Fran Brown

    December 13, 2012 at 5:16 AM
    The Legal system doesn't guarantee Justice only a process. Most rational people who know the evidence in this case know she was not innocent and that she is a pathological liar. If she came to my restaurant I would politley ask her to leave. That's my prerogative. Other people may do as they wish. I doubt anyone will risk jail for this malevolent pos. She is old news now.
  • micah
    -- Nonmember comment from


    December 13, 2012 at 9:31 AM
    "the legal system, whether right or wrong, found Casey not guilty, so not guilty she is." This is the most ignorant statement I've ever read. You say "whether right or wrong" because the legal system is highly flawed, and then when that legal system makes an error, you AGREE with it?! You're bat-shit insane and need to leave your ignorant opinions out of your articles.
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