George Zimmerman Arrested While Visiting Ferguson

Zimmerman,_George_-_Seminole_County_MugFlorida neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman, who was acquitted in July of 2013 of all charges related to the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, was arrested Wednesday morning in Ferguson, Missouri after an altercation outside of a Dunkin’ Donuts, where Zimmerman allegedly aimed a handgun at two black teenagers who confronted him.

Authorities say Zimmerman was exiting the Dunkin’ Donuts at approximately 9:45 am when he encountered the two teenagers, who are identified only as black males ages 16 and 17. In cell phone footage obtained by the police and shown, but not released, to the media, the two teens make every effort to evade Zimmerman, but finally confront him after he followed them for a short distance.

“We just saw George Zimmerman, and he’s in Ferguson,” one of the teens says in the cell phone video. “He’s following us. We’re trying to walk away but he’s following us.” The camera shows Zimmerman, carrying a bag of food and a drink, who yells something illegible at the teens. “We don’t want anything to go down. We’re just minding our own business. We’re minding our business.”

Zimmerman is heard yelling something again, and finally the teens stop. One of the teens rather articulately asks Zimmerman to leave him, his friend, and his town, alone. “Sir, sir, we don’t… we don’t have an issue with you, sir. Please leave us alone,” the younger teenager says in the video, while Zimmerman continues to rant about something in the background. “Mr. Zimmerman, I don’t know why you’re here in Ferguson, but It’s pretty damn insensitive, you showing up here. This town’s been through enough already, we don’t need you here intensifying things, okay? And my friend and I didn’t say anything to you.”

“I have a right to be here. It’s a free country, we’re on a public street,” Zimmerman angrily says to the teens. “Why were you following me? Why were you harassing me?”

“We did no such thing, Mr. Zimmerman. You were leaving the store and we saw you and crossed the street,” the younger teen replies. “You followed us for a whole block. We said nothing to you and we were not following you.”

“Why are you here, George?” the older teen asks. “Ferguson has enough going on without you trying to get in the news again.”

At this point, Zimmerman drops his beverage and reaches into his jacket. The teen holding the cell phone raises it, and then the video abruptly ends. Authorities say a State Police cruiser, which just happened to be driving by at that moment, pulled over, and the officers found Zimmerman aiming a 9mm pistol at the two teens, who had their hands raised above their heads. After drawing their own weapons and ordering Zimmerman to drop his, Zimmerman was taken into custody.

Police found two handguns, a shotgun, and several knives inside Zimmerman’s car at the time of his arrest. It is unclear why Zimmerman was visiting Ferguson, when he arrived, or where in town he was staying. Police say the teens will be allowed to release the full video to the public after their investigation is complete.

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404 Responses to "George Zimmerman Arrested While Visiting Ferguson"

  1. trudy says:

    This is why when someone get’s away with murder once, They feel free to kill again,

    • KRy says:

      It wasn’t murder.

      It was a clear-cut case of self defense that should never have gone to trial.

      • tony says:

        well he won’t get away with this! he is truly n the right place to end his career!

      • FactChecker says:

        You’re clearly a piece of shit racist if you think Zimmerman in innocent. bye.

        • FactChecker,
          Check your facts. Zimmerman was found not guilty. The local police/sheriff and DA didn’t charge him with a crime. Zimmerman is innocent. Nothing racist at all about that.

          • Daniel says:

            Do you think this last outburst isn’t enough evidence to at least personally question him. I get being reliant on the court system because it’s thorough but our courts have shown repeatedly that they’re not perfect. Why are you so sure that he’s innocent just by the word of the judicial branch?

          • Daniel,
            Truth is I knew before the case was move to the Attn. General. The local police, sheriff’s dept. and DA for that county made it clear that at the point Zimmerman lost sight of Martin and was returning to his car is when Martin decided it should get physical. The law states if you turn your back to someone and walk away you can not be the aggressor. That was founded so by 3 separate law enforcement agencies before it went to the state level, three police dept(s) cleared Zimmerman for that very reason knowing the AG’s office and the FBI were involved… not a case you want to be caught F-ing up, not when the whole world is watching. Its also why it came out after Zimmerman’s trial that the state prosecutor knew she had no case and the whole prosecution case against Zimmerman was reported by every news agency mid-trial is being incredibly weak. If you turn away from someone regardless of anything that’s taken place up to that point, there is no reasonable way you can claim the man walking away was the aggressor. If Martin had continued on his way once Zimmerman headed for his car after loosing sight of him, Martin would be alive today.

          • Oh? says:

            If a man is chasing a woman, taking out his “lower gun” and the woman seeks to protect herself by taking out her attacker; the story would be different no?

            Trayvon acted in self defense against a psychotic killer.

          • sherry perales says:

            They found Casey Anthony innocent too. But we all know clearly she did that to her child and then sent the police on wild goose chase with a slew of lies. George Zimmerman should have been found guilty clearly he is a racist piece of shit and our extremely stupid government wants to see it happen again. Self defense yea those skittles and tea sure are deadly.

          • Sherry Perales,

            Thank you for leaving your comment. I have some experience with the law and knew Zimmerman would not be prosecuted long before he was arrested. There is one key law that played into the Zimmerman case that for some reason was never explained to the public. Evidence and eyewitness testimony had well established that while Zimmerman was following Travon he lost sight of him. At this point Zimmerman quit following Travon.

            Zimmerman turned around and was walking back to his car when Travon came up from behind and jumped him. At that moment the their roles reversed, which justly made Travon the aggressor. Zimmerman went down and found Travon on top of him smashing his head into the ground. In fear for his life Zimmerman shot and killed his attacker. His actions were reasonable and justified under the law because Zimmerman has the same right to defend himself that you & I have.

            Had Travon continued onto his destination he’d be alive today. The law recognizes that when someone has their back to you that person cannot be the aggressor. That’s why Zimmerman could not be convicted. This law as far as I know is the same in all 50 states. Therefore Travon had it coming. Plus Zimmerman’s past history shows he is not a racist.

            Thank you again.

      • Leon says:

        Well you must be very proud of your hero now. You are beyond stupid.

  2. Wynee Marshall says:

    He gotten away with the innocent black man that was walking with snacks and trust me he will get away with bad things again. Its so sad races plays a big part in things today. No matter what color you are if we do the same crime we should get the same punishment(no color card). This is why the world is so corrupt, God is not please of what is going on. Our blood that run through our veins are red, not black or white. Why whites think they have always been above…I have not seen nothing in the constutiontnal whites above the law, in the beginning of the bible or on anything in writing that stating they are above….we all have equal rights. You have low down nasty dirty white people, the same has other races. You have whites on food stamps, like other races on food stamps. All I am saying no races are above any races..

  3. mike says:

    Zimmerbitch i know your ready this. You coward piece of shit.tryn to act hard like you got balls well fuck you n your pussy as brother to come down to las cruces nm COWARD AS MUTHER FUCKR I GOT SUMTN FOR YOU. Dnt be scared lil bitch i dnt wanna shoot you thats to easy , i wanna beat you till your nothing but a bloody stain on the ground lets see how much balls you realy got COWARD!!!!!!!

  4. gail says:

    first of alli live in #ferguson and there is no Dunkin donut here so somebody telling lies

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