George Zimmerman, acquitted in July for the murder of Trayvon Martin, is back in the headlines, again. This time, Zimmerman is being accused of doing more than just speeding. Zimmerman’s wife Shellie, who filed for divorce last Thursday, made a terrified call to 911, reports ABC News on Sept. 9.
Police were called to the home of Shellie Zimmerman in Lake Mary, Fla. at around 2 p.m. Monday.
Shellie and her father, Colin Morgan, went to the home to pick up some of her things. The 29-year-old Zimmerman was at the home, and reportedly became irate, punching Morgan in the face, smashing items in the home and “waving his gun around.”
Shellie’s 911 call:
“He punched my dad in the nose; my dad has a mark on his face and then he took my iPad out of my hands and smashed it and then cut it with a pocket knife,” she said.
“I don't know what he's capable of. I am really, really scared.” --Shellie Zimmerman to the 911 dispatcher.
“He continually has his hands on the gun and he keeps saying ‘step closer,’ ‘step closer’ and he’s going to shoot us,” a frightened Shellie said before breaking down sobbing.
Police responded by sending eight units to the Zimmerman home. George was taken away in handcuffs and questioned by police.
Lake Mary police officials later said they found no evidence of Zimmerman’s legally registered handgun. They did not locate a gun in the home, and said Zimmerman claimed to not have the gun with him.
When Shellie was pressed about her claim in the 911 call, she admitted she never actually saw a gun, but said George was acting as if he did, putting his hands near where a gun would be.
According to George, he was acting “in a defensive manner.” Shellie and her father decided not to press charges, and Zimmerman was released shortly thereafter. Lawyers for both George and Shellie were in the home at the time of the incident.
Zimmerman’s latest involvement with the law comes after he was stopped for speeding just six days ago, marking the second time he has been caught speeding this summer.
According to a revealing interview given by Shellie Zimmerman to ABC News, in her opinion George was left feeling “invincible” after being acquitted in the Trayvon Martin shooting.
Shellie Zimmerman, who stood up for her husband during the trial, now says she is unsure if she “ever really knew” her husband through their seven years of marriage together. She claims to be the victim of verbal abuse, and says ever since the trial, George “has been making reckless decisions.”