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Casey Anthony, Pennsylvania Man, Harassed Because Of Name

Casey Anthony

First Posted: 07/13/11 03:34 PM ET Updated: 09/12/11 06:12 AM ET

Casey Anthony, a 43-year-old man from Darby, Penn., says he's "not the Casey Anthony you think."

But having the same name as the 25-year-old woman who last week was acquitted of killing her daughter, Caylee, is enough to generate hundreds of Facebook messages, posts and friend requests from people who want to share with him their thoughts about the controversial verdict, according to NBC Philadelphia.

And because his phone number was listed on his profile, he's now having to screen his calls.

Search engine Spokeo.com lists 35 people in the United States with the name Casey Anthony. A Facebook search returns dozens of Casey Anthony profiles, although many of them appear to be fake accounts.

This Casey Anthony isn't the only person who's been harassed because of the verdict. One juror, worried about her safety, has gone into hiding.

Bill Zwecker of The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the 25-year-old Casey Anthony, who is being released from prison on July 17, is planning on using a different name and moving to an undisclosed location. Zwecker's source said that Anthony will be living "almost as if she was living in a witness protection-like program."

For more, watch the video and read the article from NBC Philadelphia.

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Via BuzzFeed.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this post misstated Casey Anthony's release date. It is on Sunday, July 17.

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Filed by Timothy Stenovec  |