Here we go again…
A short time after he was acquitted for murdering Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman was pulled over for speeding and found to have a (legal) gun in his car. He was given a warning by police officers that had him take pictures with them (he’s a celebrity, after all) and then sent on his merry way with the admonition to keep his glove compartment closed and not to “play with your firearm”.
Last week, he was pulled over for speeding again. This time he got a ticket.
Today, Zimmerman is in custody for possible domestic battery against his estranged wife who recently filed for divorce. According to reports, Zimmerman threatened her with a knife and a gun at her parents home in Lake Mary, Florida.
Her attorney told ABC News that George pulled a knife on her today after she discovered a firearm in the house they shared. He then pulled a gun on her and her father after a verbal altercation went bad, according to attorney Kelly Sims.
Zimmerman’s wife Shellie had this to say about him recently:
Shellie Zimmerman said her husband is not only driving too fast, referencing the two incidents in which her husband has been pulled over for speeding recently, but also living too fast since his acquittal.
She says he spent maybe three or four nights at their home with her before she moved out in mid-August. She says she believes the not guilty verdict has left her husband feeling “invincible” and since then has been “making some reckless decisions.”
His former bodyguards have filed a suit against him for not paying for their services and, despite his public claims that he lived in a trailer in the woods, he actually lives in a quarter million dollar home with a pool and spa.
Does this human train wreck have to kill someone before they finally relieve him of his guns? Oh, wait. Nevermind.
UPDATE: You can listen to Shellie Zimmerman’s 911 call here:
“He’s in his car and he continually has his hand on his gun and he keeps saying ‘step closer’ and he just keeps threatening all of us with his firearm … that he’s going to shoot us.”
“He punched my dad in the nose, my dad has a mark on his face.”
“He took my iPad out of my hand and smashed it and cut it with his pocket knife…”
“I don’t know what he’s capable of, I’m really scared.”
“Dad, get behind the car! I don’t know if he’s going to start shooting at us or something…Dad, get inside the house! George might start shooting at us.”
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