Things Are Getting Violent and Ugly at the Anthony's
Updated 10/14/08 – Casey Anthony has been indicted by a grand jury on seven counts including 1st Degree Murder and is in police custody. More info here.
I sent this post (or one similar) from my Blackberry at work at around ten this morning, or at least I thought I did because when I arrived home there was nothing posted nor was there anything in the mailbox I use for it. Huh…
Anyway, I have mentioned several times that the crowd of protesters that gathers daily outside of the Anthony home reminds me of a lynch mob in the making and true to course it’s starting to get ugly and violent. Supposedly here’s some of the video from last night.
Several protesters gathered at the house around or shortly after midnight last night and started tossing pennies at the front doors and windows. I don’t know the significance of it and have just gotten home a short time ago. If you know, leave me a comment. The Anthonys called 911 but by the time that law enforcement arrived the protesters were gone. Cindy Anthony got tag numbers while George Anthony exchanged some words for them. Hopefully those words included ignorant illiterate sumbitch. I know they would if it was me.
Here’s the transcript (and audio) from the first 911 call made by Cindy Anthony:
Cindy: The protesters are throwing things at my house. They’re throwing rocks at my home. They’re hitting the windows of my house and they’re in my yard. I want an officer out there right away. Please…before my husband goes out and something happens.
Operator: How many people are out there do you know?
Cindy: Umm from the surveillance, there’s at least half a dozen or more.
Operator: OK. And they’re throwing rocks at the house.
Cindy: Yes ma’am.
Operator: OK, has anything gone through a window or anything?
Cindy: Not yet. But it’s real close. My husband’s about ready to go outside, and I’m trying keep him inside.
Operator: Ask him to stay inside.
Cindy: I’m trying honey. I really am.
Cindy: Thank you dear. Bye.
At some point prior to 1:30 this morning the protesters returned, walked on to the property and started banging on the garage door. George came out and they started hollering at each other and at some point a protester grabbed George Anthony’s arm (actually his T-Shirt) and started pulling him toward the sidewalk. Cindy ran outside with a baseball bat and got between her husband and the protesters. The lady let go of him and George told them to leave his property. When they refused he started hosing them down with the garden hose. Meanwhile Casey Anthony was inside and had called the law. By the time deputies got there again the protesters were gone. According to the police the protesters were the aggressors and could have charges pressed against them. Below is the transcript and audio from the second 911 call which came from Casey Anthony. It was much longer than the initial call.
Casey: Yes, there are protesters still in the front of our home. We already called about an hour and a half ago. It took over 30 minutes for the officers to get here. The protesters are now banging on our garage door. They’ve still been throwing things at our windows and our garage. And now the media’s here. My father’s going outside and there’s going to be a fight, so please can you send people down here because there’s now a physical altercation. You need to send vehicles immediately.
Operator: It’s getting physical?
Casey: Yes, it’s getting physical right now.
Operator: Do you see them physically fighting?
Casey: Yes, I see them physically fighting. We have surveillance.
Operator: OK do you see any weapons?
Casey: I don’t know if there’s any weapons. I know that my father’s outside and so is my mother, so please send as many people as you possibly can.
Operator: And who is this?
Operator: Just one second OK?
Casey: They need to be arrested because this can’t keep happening. We already had six or seven officers out here for 45 minutes and they didn’t do anything. And these are the same punks that were out here all night throwing stuff at our house.
Operator: OK, stay on the line with me OK?
Casey: I absolutely will, but they need to hurry up. They just left not that long ago.
Operator: The police officers left?
Casey: The police officers just left about 1 o’clock. Yeah.
Operator: OK. Stay on the line.
Casey: And a media van just pulled up and that’s when all this started happening.
Operator: I’m going to connect with my dispatcher, OK don’t hang up.
Casey: Ok, Thank you.
Operator: About how many people are out there?
Casey: There’s at least a dozen people. And now two media vans. And there’s actually more people walking from across the street.
Operator: How many people are involved in the altercation?
Casey to someone in background: I already did. I already did.
Casey: Channel 2 News has everything on tape already.
Operator: Ok. How many people are involved in the altercation?
Casey: There’s at least a dozen people. My mom’s out there now spraying people with the hose, or my father is. They’re trying to get them off the property. They’re also trespassing on the property…
Operator: Is it still happening?
Casey: they’re still standing on the property, yes. They’re out there recording it.
Operator: So what about the physical altercation, is it over?
Casey: it’s already over. Yes. That’s when my father…
2nd Operator: OK, so it’s no longer physical?
Casey: It’s no longer physical, but it was already physical when…
2nd Operator: Is this a protester or is this a resident?
Casey: It’s the protesters.
2nd Operator: No, I’m saying who are you?
Casey: I’m the resident. We have everything on tape thanks to Channel 2 and also our home surveillance.
2nd Operator: Was there any weapons involved?
Casey: Not that I can see, no.
2nd Operator: Are both your parents outside?
Casey: both my parents are outside, yes.
2nd Operator: Have they separated or is it still verbal?
Casey: it’s still verbal. And there’s still at least a dozen people on our property. My mom’s bringing my dad inside, so at least my parents aren’t outside, but this needs to get taken care of immediately.
Operator: Are they inside now?
Casey: Yes. My parents are inside right now.
Casey to someone in background: What happened?
Casey: Both of my parents were hit by two of the protesters. As you heard from both of my parents channel 2 has it on video. Excellent. So can we get people out here immediately?
Operator: There’s someone on the way. I just need you to stay on the line OK?
Casey: I’ll stay on the line until somebody comes, no problem.
2nd Operator: OK, we have several units on the way.
Casey: Ok, thank you.
2nd Operator: Just stay on the phone with us.
Casey: One of the vehicles just left.
Casey to someone in background: So white Expedition. You have the tag of who just left. You already have the tag information. Yes the guys just left. They just got in the car and left.
Casey: My mom went outside and got the tag information for the vehicle that had been out in front of our house for at least the last three and a half hours.
Operator: OK, and was those the people that had been involved in the physical?
Casey: Yes, they were the people that were involved in the physical altercation. We have the make and model of the vehicle and also the tag number.
Operator: OK, the make and model was?
Casey: It was a white Ford Expedition.
Operator: OK. Was it a Florida Tag?
Casey: Yes, it was a Florida tag.
Operator: Ok and what’s that number?
Casey: Hold on for just one second.
2nd Operator: Hello.
Operator: She’s still on the line, they’re, both parents are inside.
2nd Operator: Oh, they’re inside the house now?
Operator: Hmmmhmm. Yep.
2nd Operator: Did the phone die or we’re just stuck on mute?
Operator: She’s getting the tag information.
2nd Operator: For what?
Operator: The vehicle that was involved in striking the parents.
2nd Operator: Was it a white Suburban?
Operator: Uhh, Ford Expedition.
2nd Operator: White in Color.
Operator: Hello, Hello. Are you there?
3rd Operator: Hello are they still fighting?
Operator: No, she’s not answering now.
2nd Operator: She’s back on the phone?
Operator: No. Hello.
2nd Operator: Alright, we’re 10-2 we can hang up.
2nd Operator: Thank you.
The investigators are supposed to be reviewing video that the news crews took to see if they can identify some of the protesters. Some of them may face battery charges. The deputies are going to start increasing their presence in the neighborhood, hopefully that will stop some of the shenanigans.
George Anthony released a flier today asking the public for help.
Sept. 18, 2008
The Anthony Family asks all Central Florida residents and Friends to Help Identify all Person(s) involved in the Incidents that occurred in the early Morning hours of Sept. 18, 2008. Please contact The Orange County Sheriff Dept., The Local FBI Office, The Florida Dept. of Law Enforcement … with info.
I appreciate your Help.
The person(s) involved will be arrested and prosecuted to the fullest extent of Florida law.
Who needs the Surreal Life when you’ve got live TV from Florida?
If I can manage to actually crawl out of bed on time in the morning I will try and post some more updates. Sorry about the lack of posts yesterday and today but I’ve put in 30 hours in the last two days at my real job.
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