Woman attacked for looking like Casey Anthony

theGRIO REPORT - A 26-year old convenience store worker's life was literally turned upside down when a random assailant intentionally rear-ended her car, flipping it into a ditch in Chouteau...

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A 26-year old convenience store worker’s life was literally turned upside down when a random assailant intentionally rear-ended her car, flipping it into a ditch in Chouteau, Oklahoma. The reason why? The perpetrator thought she was attacking Casey Anthony.

“I followed the trial in the beginning, but never thought I looked like Casey Anthony,” said Sammay Blackwell during a television interview.

On Friday, July 8th, a woman named Shireen Nalley entered the gas station convenience store where Blackwell works at around 10pm. Their eyes met and Blackwell felt something was not quite right. Nalley told Blackwell that she looks like Casey Anthony and Blackwell simply dismissed the comment.

Moments later Nalley filled up gas in her mini-van and left the premises, but waited a short distance away until Blackwell left work.

Blackwell got off work at 10:30 that night and got into her car to get home. “I began to back out and looked and I could tell she was staring directly at me; I could almost see the whites of her eyes,” Blackwell recalled. “I proceeded to pull out of the parking lot, and she was right behind me.”

Blackwell drove a few miles and says Nalley suddenly rammed her van into the back of her truck. “I said, ‘Oh my God, help me,’” Blackwell told News On 6.

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“She hit me again, causing my vehicle to flip two and a half times, landing on the driver’s side, and I just laid there playing dead,” she said.

The police chased Nalley for a few miles and finally arrested and charged her with assault with a deadly weapon, leaving the scene of a vehicle collision, resisting arrest and reckless driving. She is being held on a $25,000 bond. Police say Nalley seemed to be on drugs when they arrested her.

Police said Nalley told them she was “trying to save the children,” referring back to the Casey Anthony case where Anthony was on trial for killing her 2 year old daughter. A jury later found Anthony not guilty of murder and child abuse charges.

“She said that I was trying to hurt babies, I was killing babies and she was going to stop it before it happened again,” Blackwell recalled. “She could have taken me away from my family, my daughter.”

Ironically, Blackwell’s daughter’s name is also named Caylee, just like Casey Anthony’s daughter.