If it looks like Casey Anthony, and dines with Casey Anthony acquaintances, then this woman in a booth at Flanigan’s Friday in Lake Worth probably was Casey Anthony!
The cellphone photo obtained exclusively by Gossip Extra is blurry — but there is circumstantial evidence.
The man across the table (who’s not in the picture) was identified by employees at the 10th Avenue seafood bar as Pat McKenna – a West Palm Beach private eye who worked on Anthony’s defense.
McKenna is mostly known for his work in clearing fallen football icon OJ Simpson of murder in 1995.
But it so happens McKenna also worked for Anthony when she was found not guilty last year of murdering her 2-year-old daughter Caylee in Orlando. And Gossip Extra reported in July that McKenna may be helping Anthony hide from a usually hostile public.
By the way, I’m told the man paid for the meal with a credit card that read “Patrick J. McKenna!”
McKenna did not return calls for comment.
The bald guy? Flanigan’s regulars never saw him before.
There’s also the way the threesome came into the busy restaurant about 7 p.m.: First, one of the men waited for a table, alone among other parties in line to be seated; once he settled at a table, the other man and Maybe Casey joined him without stopping by the hostess stand.
“From what I could tell, the woman had hot chicken wings,” a spywitness said. “The man across from her had shrimp and the bald dude had lemon chicken.”
Maybe Casey wore a white, knitted hat over her dark hair. She did not speak to waiters, the spy added, and talked to the men with her in a muted voice.
An employee who picked up the phone today at Flanigan’s simply said: “I don’t recall her being here,” before hanging up without listening to followup questions.
Gossip Extra staffer Emily Kochman contributed to this story