Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Already In Texas?: George Zimmerman Pulled Over For Speeding, Gun In Glove Compartment

George Zimmerman was pulled over by police in Texas last Sunday morning (July 28), and told authorities he had a gun.

Zimmerman lawfully owned the firearm used to shoot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin last year. After his acquittal on second-degree murder, the gun was ordered returned to the former neighborhood watch captain.

It's unclear if the gun used in the Martin shooting was the same one in his car.

From TMZ:

George Zimmerman is still armed and theoretically dangerous ... he was stopped by cops for speeding and revealed he had a gun in his glove compartment.

Zimmerman was speeding in Forney, Texas on Sunday, just after noon, when he was stopped by police. Zimmerman told cops he was headed "nowhere in particular," and informed them he had a firearm in his glove compartment.  Zimmerman was given a warning, after cops determined he was free of warrants. He was sent on his way with a polite goodbye, "Have a safe trip."The stop lasted around 5 minutes.

Zimmerman hasn't officially appeared in a public forum since being found not guilty. His family and lawyer say he's in hiding, yet he's made news twice in 10 days, for something other than the Martin shooting. Last week, the 29-year-old saved a family from an overturned vehicle. His noble deed, came with no visual proof of said occurrence, but driver Mark Gerstle had no doubts about who saved him, his wife, and children. "George Zimmerman pulled me out," Gerstle told firefighters at the scene.