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Casey Anthony sighting in Orlando was just a hoax

July 19, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Running from a private plane with a white sweater over her head, a woman believed to be Casey Anthony was seen getting off a plane at the Orlando Executive Airport on Tuesday. But it wasn't her, and the whole thing was just a hoax.

Video shot by WFTV in Orlando showed a woman dressed just as Casey Anthony was on Sunday when she was released from jail.

But officials at the airport said it was not her, and according to Anthony's attorney Jose Baez, the incident was just the airplane's owner, Todd Macaluso, having fun.

Macaluso, an attorney from San Diego County, was once part of the team defending Anthony on charges she murdered her 2-year-old daughter Caylee.

The plane can fly 2,500 miles without fueling, according to the manufacturer. Macaluso's plane has made many stops, crossing the country in the last 24 hours. It landed at John Wayne Airport in Orange County on Monday.

According ABC News and the aircraft tracking website FlightAware.com, the Pilatus PC 12 has touched down in Prescott Arizona, San Carlos California, Baton Rouge, Louisiana and St. George Island off the Florida coast.

Anthony was also rumored to be in the Palm Springs area, but local officials were unable to confirm reports she was in the area.

The Orlando Sentinel reported that sometime this afternoon, the pilot filed a flight plan mid-flight, announcing the plane was headed for Orlando.

Anthony's legal team says there's reason for her to hide - the 25-year-old had received death threats following her acquittal.

City News Service contributed to this story.

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