George Zimmerman Now Guards a Gun and Motorcycle Store, for Free

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When the world last heard from George Zimmerman, he was signing autographs at a gun show. Depressing but unsurprising, the man responsible for the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin continues to spend a lot of time around firearms. According to a recent police report, a cop recently came across Zimmerman inside of Pompano Pat's, a DeLand, Florida, store that sells motorcycles, guns, and ammunition. When asked what he was doing in the shop in the middle of the night, Zimmerman said that "he was watching the business due to a recent burglary." In a conversation with a local TV station, Pompano Pat himself (a.k.a. Pat Johnson) confirmed that explanation, though he noted that Zimmerman is "patrolling" the shop as a free favor and is not a paid security guard. Considering that Zimmerman is the United States's most infamous volunteer watchman, his new position does seem to make a messed-up kind of sense. Let's just hope (against hope) that he's not armed this time.