George Zimmerman is back in the news as he proves his luck is like a “bad penny”, after being involved in yet another shooting incident that happened on Lake Mary Boulevard around 12:45 p.m. today.
The infamous Zimmerman remembered from the altercation in February 2012 that resulted in the death of Trayvon Martin, but later acquitted on charges, took a ride in a local ambulance today after a bullet missed his head, but was sprayed with glass from an imploding windshield, stated his attorney Don West.
He has been released from the hospital, according to West. Witnesses stated that;
“He walked normally into the ambulance, so he wasn’t being helped or nothing,” said Ricardo Berrare. “They actually backed up the ambulance next to his driver side so he could walk into the door.”
A video recorded by local News 2 chopper crew reveals a bullet hole in the passenger window of the vehicle Zimmerman was in:
“The officer was talking to him through the back window because the other one had a hole in it. It was all shattered,” Berrare said.
Lake Mary Police Chief Steve Bracknell stated that the shooting may be related to an “ongoing dispute” between Zimmerman and another person.
Kenneth Cornell a witness to the shooting told WESH 2’s Gail Paschall-Brown that he immediately called 911 after a man approached him and said; “I shot George Zimmerman.” He went on the tell the reporter that the alleged shooter went on to call 911 dispatch and explain what had just happened. It is not known at this time whether he was injured during this altercation.
Zimmerman, who seems to keep popping up in the news, was accused of assault his girlfriend back in January, although no charges were filed after she recanted the allegation.
Back in September of 2014, a local Florida driver accused Zimmerman of threatening to kill him, while they drove on the same road in Lake Mary.
Zimmerman was also arrested in November of 2013 on domestic violence allegations after his then girlfriend called police, and once again she recanted her story and charges were never filed.
It seems to me that Zimmerman might need to relocate to another part of the country, find a deserted island somewhere or become a shut-in, so this “black cloud” he has over his head doesn’t continue to boost his news-worthy notoriety.
Patrick James has worked as a firefighter/EMT for several services throughout the years, as well as a custom metal fabricator, certified personal trainer and chef.
Growing up in the rural suburbs of Detroit, it was during his frequent trips to Northern Michigan where he learned of his love for hunting and fishing. Spending several of his adult years in upstate South Carolina, his love of extreme sports took root in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains as he learned to rock climb and kayak.
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