George Zimmerman threatening His Wife, and Step-Father in a domestic Argument then wife call Police
|George Zimmerman threatening His Wife, |
and Step-Father in a domestic Argument
Lake Mary Police Chief Steve Bracknell said Zimmerman's wife, Shellie Zimmerman, called police shortly after 2 p.m. about a domestic disturbance at her parents' house on Sprucewood Road.
Authorities said Shellie Zimmerman told 911 dispatchers that her husband pulled a gun on her and her father after a verbal altercation.
"He continually has his hand on his gun and he's saying, 'Step closer,' and he's just threatening all of us with his firearm. And he's going to shoot us," Shellie Zimmerman told dispatchers.
Shellie Zimmerman told dispatchers her husband also punched her father in the face.
"He punched my dad in the nose. My dad has a mark on his face. He accosted my father and then took my iPad out of my hands and smashed it and cut it with a pocket knife," she said. "I don't know what he's capable of. I'm really, really scared."
Zimmerman hasn't been arrested and officers were at the house trying to determine what happened, Bracknell said.
"We've only heard one side of the story so far," Bracknell said.
|Shellie Zimmerman told dispatchers her |
husband also punched her father in the face
Shellie Zimmerman's brother, D.J. Dean, talked with Channel 9's Tim Barber following the alleged altercation. Dean said ever since the acquittal, George Zimmerman has seemed different.
"He definitely does seem different," said Dean. "Before the incident, he probably was the nicest guy I ever met. I think the guilt and self-hatred got to him."
Last week, Zimmerman's wife filed for divorce, weeks after her husband's acquittal in the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
In an interview with "Good Morning America" that aired last Friday, Zimmerman said her h
She said that he had only stayed in their house three or four nights since the trial ended and that they even tried counseling, but she moved out Aug. 13.
"I have a selfish husband and I think George is all about George," she said.
|Shellie Zimmerman call Police|
Shellie Zimmerman was asking that her husband pay for a permanent life insurance policy with her named as the beneficiary, according to a divorce petition made public last week.
George Zimmerman's brother, Robert Zimmerman Jr., tweeted, "We've learned from GZ case not to 'jump to conclusions,' to wait for facts, & to avoid speculation. 'News' is a business -- not your friend."
Earlier last week, Channel 9 obtained video of Lake Mary police pulling Zimmerman over and issuing him a speeding citation. In the video, Zimmerman apologized for speeding and when asked for his registration, he hesitated and made sure it was OK to reach into his glove compartment.
"The traffic stop was made. The officer told him why he was being stopped, and Mr. Zimmerman said, 'No problem,'" said Zach Huson of the Lake Mary Police Department. "He provided his material, driver's license, registration and proof of insurance, and the citation was issued and that was it."
He was issued a $256 ticket.
Last month, Shellie Zimmerman, 26, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor perjury charge for lying about the couple's finances during a bail hearing following her husband's arrest after Martin's shooting.
George Zimmerman, 29, said he acted in self-defense when he killed Martin, and the polarizing case opened up national discussions on self-defense laws and race.
Martin was black. Zimmerman has a white father and Hispanic mother.
Shellie Zimmerman was sentenced to a year's probation and 100 hours of community service. Her husband did not attend the sentencing hearing in the Sanford courtroom.