CORAL GABLES (LALATE) – Casey Anthony and her Costa Rica Hideaway are dominating news today. But before Casey Anthony had a Costa Rica Hideaway, she had a Mexican Hideaway. And before that, Anthony had a California Hideaway. For Anthony followers, today’s round of reports should sound familiar. The same details surfaced in tabloids twice in 2011. Today it’s the same tabloid with just a different location.
Upon her completion of her Florida probation, Casey Anthony wants to head off to a warm climate, near the water, and away from crowds, so claim tabloid reports the last six months. And while Anthony today has a purported “Costa Rica Hideaway” today, we have been hearing about these alleged hideaways for six months.
Today, some critics are wondering who is the source of these reports. In each case, the story is virtually rehashed, just with a new location.
In July 2011, we were told that Casey Anthony was been shuttled between hideaways in Oceanside, California to Palm Springs. At the time, Bounty Hunter Leonard Padilla claimed Anthony boarded a plane owned by California attorney Todd Macaluso. Her first hideaway, according to Padilla, was Palm Springs. Her second was Oceanside. “I’ve said that she’s down and around in the Palm Springs area, the Los Angeles area I believe”. He added “The airplane that she left Florida in belongs to a fellow, an attorney, that was involved in the case, and he’s down in that area; he’s got a couple places down in that area.”
At the time, national news claimed Anthony landed in John Wayne Airport in Orange County and was staying in Carlsbad.
Weeks later, there was a new hideaway, this time in Mexico. “Once in Mexico, Casey allegedly intends to become a citizen of Mexico” claimed the reports at the time. Moreover, the reports claimed that Casey Anthony was studying Spanish around the clock.
In fall 2011, the National Enquirer claimed Anthony wanted to leave the U.S., head to a warm culture where the people would “embrace her upon her arrival”.
If that “embrace” wording sounds familiar, it should. Today in an “exclusive” report, the Enquirer sister website is back with “embracing” language all over again. It now claims Anthony has a Costa Rica hideaway. The report ironically states “Costa Rica appeals to her because Americans are warmly embraced by the locals.”
From cultures that “would embrace her upon her arrival”, to Anthony and her “hideaways”, nothing seems to change, except the location in these reports.