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Woman Attacked for Looking Like Casey Anthony

An Oklahoma woman was attacked one week ago because she resembles Casey Anthony, News9 reports.
A suspicious woman came to the gas station where Sammay Blackwell works on the night of the attack, but left after buying gas.  Later, when Blackwell herself left the gas station, the woman followed her and rammed into Blackwell’s truck, causing it to flip over two and a half times, she said.
“I got in my vehicle and began to back out and looked and could tell she was staring directly at me,” Blackwell said.  “I could almost see the white in her eyes.”
Though Blackwell said she never spoke to the woman, police told Blackwell that she was attacked because she looks like Casey Anthony. 
The woman was Shireen Nalley, who was arrested on charges of assault and battery with a deadly weapon, leaving the scene of a vehicle collision, resisting arrest and reckless driving, according to KOTV.
“She said that I was trying to hurt babies [that] I was killing babies, and she was going to stop me before it happened again,” Blackwell said police told her.
Police told KOTV that Nalley appeared to be under the influence of substances when they arrested her, and told them that she was trying to save the children.
In an odd coincidence, On Deadline reports that Blackwell has a daughter named Caylee, the same name as Casey Anthony’s daughter.
Blackwell is not the only person to endure the consequences of Casey Anthony’s acquittal.  A Pennsylvania man named Casey Anthony received huge amounts of Facebook friend requests, messages and even phone calls after the verdict, NBC Philadelphia reports.
“[They were] making comments about the verdict; who am I to take a child’s life,” Anthony said. “And then I’m sitting back like, excuse me? I’m not the Casey Anthony you think.”
The Casey Anthony who has been on trial for the murder of her daughter remains in jail in Florida and is scheduled to be released Sunday.

Katherine Mirani is the News Editor for Her Campus. She graduated from Northwestern University's journalism school in 2015. Before joining Her Campus full time, she worked on investigative stories for Medill Watchdog and the Scripps News Washington Bureau. When not obsessing over journalism, Katherine enjoys pasta, ridiculous action movies, #longreads, and her cockatiel, Oreo.
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