Casey Anthony may be in Columbus, OH this AM, and if she is ... she can get police protection, but it's going to cost her.
The Columbus PD tells TMZ ... they have a Special Duty program, which allows people in their fine city to hire off duty cops for protection, and that's what Casey would have to do if she wants someone to guard her from the angry mob.
We're told, however, if there is a specific, real threat ... the PD would treat her the way they would anyone else and provide appropriate protection, without cost.
It may well be that Casey did not get on the Ohio-bound jet this AM (an airport official says the plane was carrying golfers) but the drill will be the same pretty much anywhere she goes -- if there's a real threat, cops will provide protection ... whether they think she killed her child or not.
Columbus Cops: We'll Protect Casey ... For a Price
7/17/2011 1:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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