This Florida Fugitive Was Caught After Her Boyfriend Tried Hiding Her Legless Body In A Plastic Tote

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PHOTO: POLK COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

Before you read any further, yes — this story is real. 

CBS reports that police in Florida caught a legless fugitive last Tuesday after they witnessed her boyfriend attempting to hide her body in a plastic storage container inside his home.

Polk County Sheriff's Office

Krystle Lee Anderson, 39, had lost her legs in a 2015 Burger King shootout with police in which she allegedly held people hostage while armed with a BB gun. 

According to a 2015 report from WESH 2Anderson had shown up at the fast-food restaurant to talk to her estranged brother, whom she eventually began attacking.

"When our officers arrived, there was a physical confrontation going," said Lieutenant Mike Bryant, an Ococee Police Department spokesman. After one of the officers "presented himself," Bryant added, Anderson then "lifted a gun in his direction, and the officer defended himself."

Anderson's brother told authorities in 2015 that she could be a "habitual drug user" and that she is "mentally unstable." 

The bullets traveled into Anderson's thighs and up into her abdomen, resulting in the loss of her legs. She was eventually charged with armed kidnapping, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on a law enforcement officer, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and false imprisonment, per The Ledger, but became wanted after she failed to show up to multiple court dates. 

Last week, U.S. Marshals were tipped off that Anderson was staying at her boyfriend Robert Carr's home in Polk County, so they went for a visit along with Polk County deputies. 

Polk County Sheriff's Office

When approached, Carr told the authorities that Anderson wasn't there — but when police later looked through one of his bedroom windows, they saw him trying to put Anderson into a plastic tote. 

Anderson eventually surrendered without incident; Carr, 48, has since been charged with resisting arrest.

Orange County Jail

And to think: Anderson could have gotten away (again) if Carr had only closed his curtains.

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KIM WONG-SHING

Kim Wong-Shing is a writer, lipstick junkie, and plant mama in New Orleans. She got her sarcasm from Philadelphia and her Bachelor's from Brown University. Absent any real hobbies, she has developed a great deal of enthusiasm for highly specific things, such as foxes, moss, and the ending of "Karma Police." Connect with her on Instagram.

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