George Zimmerman has been arrested again after acquittal by a Florida jury in the death of Trayvon Martin. Allegedly, he threw a wine bottle at a girlfriend, and was released after posting bond. This is the third arrest since the killing of Martin.
The girlfriend’s name hasn’t been released, and she did not make a report at the time of the incident. Police first learned of it when encountering her at a traffic stop. There was a delay in arresting Zimmerman, because the officer who took the report was off duty for two days and did not hand the case over to a colleague. Also, there was a bit of a challenge in tracking Zimmerman down, but he’s since been advised to stay out of Volusia County (where the victim resides) and surrendered a firearm upon request.
Despite an acquittal in the Martin case, it appears Zimmerman, 31, can’t stay out of trouble, and what’s also apparent is he has an anger problem and doesn’t mind resorting to violence.
Another incident took place in September 2014 in Lake Mary, Florida, when Matthew Apperson called police accusing Zimmerman of threatening to shoot during a road rage incident. Apperson told a 911 dispatcher that while driving on Lake Mary Boulevard heading west, a Honda Ridgeline trucked pulled next to him and someone rolled down the window.
“George Zimmerman was the driver, and they were threatening to kick my ___ and to shoot me.”
After the incident, Apperson reported Zimmerman was following him. The accuser stated Zimmerman gave a shout out concerning his infamy.
“Do you know who I am?”
Police caught up with Zimmerman, who has a concealed carry permit, and he told them he was headed for a doctor’s appointment. Apparently, they talked to him about the incident, but returned his gun. Apperson chose not to press charges.
George Zimmerman was interrogated by police in September 2013 after his wife, Shellie Zimmerman, called 911, stating she was “really, really afraid” and not certain what her husband was capable of.
Shortly after, the couple separated and Shellie Zimmerman filed for divorce, although she did not press charges. She said he punched her in the face, brandished a firearm, and threatened her father, but later recanted part of the story and the charges were dropped. The question is did she change the story because her husband was innocent, or because she feared what he would do to her and her father.
In November 2013, then girlfriend Samantha Scheibe accused George Zimmerman of pointing a shotgun at her, shattering a glass top table, and pushing her out of her home when she demanded that he move out. She said he had four guns in the house, but did not press charges against him.
The first post acquittal arrest occurred two weeks after Martin acquittal and was videoed in Forney County, Texas. Zimmerman was then traveling with a firearm and told to “slow down.” The officer gave him a bit of advice.
“Don’t play with your firearm, OK?”
It seems there is a pattern of behavior with that includes guns, threats, and intimidation. Obviously, he is deeply troubled. If he needs help, he should get it and potential girlfriends. Well, it’s obvious.
It seems another issue is no one is holding Zimmerman accountable. Maybe if charges were pressed, he would monitor his own behavior better. That is, if he can.
[Image: Daily Mail]