George Zimmerman was in custody briefly Monday after his estranged wife Shellie called 911. Initially Shellie Zimmerman said in her 911 call that George was at her parents' house and had punched her father in the nose. George also allegedly was threatening them and indicating he might use his gun. TMZ shared the 911 call on Sept. 9, along with the updates since then. Shellie and her father have chosen not to press charges, so Zimmerman is not in custody.
During the 911 call Shellie Zimmerman said that George Zimmerman had hit her father in the nose, had broken her iPad and had threatened to further harm them. At the end of the call it seems Shellie and her father determined there was a woman in the car with George, and that did not go over well.
Initially Shellie sounded flustered and scared. Once Lake Mary, Fla. police arrived and sorted through everything, however, she seemingly changed some of the details of her story. She ended up saying she never saw a gun and she did not want him arrested. This alleged domestic altercation comes just days after Shellie Zimmerman filed for divorce.
Interestingly the Lake Mary police chief spoke with TMZ and questioned the volatile situation. Police Chief Steve Bracknell said that “unfortunately” after Shellie Zimmerman recanted her story, there wasn't enough evidence to keep George Zimmerman in custody. Bracknell added that it seems George Zimmerman can't stay out of trouble, and “it's smoke, smoke, smoke. Is there a fire somewhere? Lord knows.” When asked if he'd feel secure being a neighbor to George Zimmerman, Bracknell replied, “I would not want to be the neighbor of George Zimmerman.”
Not everybody is sympathetic to Shellie Zimmerman, even after hearing the 911 call. Many quickly point out that she pleaded guilty to perjury charges in relation to the legal defense fund for her husband. Of course George Zimmerman was a part of that situation too, and he hasn't exactly shown himself to be diligent at flying under the radar and staying out of trouble since his acquittal. George Zimmerman's lawyer Mark O'Mara briefly spoke with the media and of course downplayed the situation, making it seem that this was a simple argument over pots and pans that got “emotionalized.”
Click Orlando shares additional details. It seems that George Zimmerman was at the home of Shellie's parents as he was moving out some belongings. George is claiming that Shellie was the aggressor in the situation. While no charges have been filed and George Zimmerman is not in custody, police have taken the surveillance tapes from Shellie's father, David Dean. The police indicate that charges could come later if the tapes show a crime occurred.