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Legless Florida Fugitive Found After Man Tried To Help Her Hide In A Plastic Container
Krystle Lee Anderson had been missing since a 2015 shootout at a Burger King, which led to her losing her legs.
Police in Florida found a woman who had been on the run for three years — after her boyfriend tried helping hide her legless body into a plastic storage container.
U.S. Marshals were tipped off that Krystle Lee Anderson, who had been wanted since 2015 for a shootout at a Burger King in Orange County, was staying at the home of her boyfriend John Robert Carr Jr. in Winter Haven. Polk County Sheriff's Office deputies and U.S. Marshals visited Carr at his home Tuesday, and he told them Anderson wasn't there, authorities said. But police saw him through a window putting Anderson, who lost her legs in the fast food shootout, in a plastic tote to hide her, authorities said.
Anderson, 39, was booked on charges of armed kidnapping, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on a law enforcement officer, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and false imprisonment. These are the same charges she faced for the Burger King shooting in 2015, but she never showed up for her court dates.
Carr, 48, faces a resisting arrest charge for allegedly trying to hide Anderson.
The 2015 Burger King shootout appeared to have erupted over a dispute between Anderson and her brother, who worked at the restaurant. Police said she got violent with him, according to a 2015 report by WFTV in Orlando.
"It got to the point she got so impatient she grabbed him at a counter where he was working," Lt. Mike Bryant, a police department spokesman, said at the time. "She grabbed ahold of him and a push and shove match went on."
Anderson allegedly held hostages with a BB gun and pointed it at an officer who told her to drop the weapon.An officer shot her, which resulted in the loss of Anderson’s two legs. She was treated and arrested at the time but became a fugitive after not showing up for at least five court dates.
[Photos: Polk County Sheriff’s Office]