Florida Man strikes again: Acquitted Trayvon Martin killer George Zimmerman was arrested today following an alleged domestic-violence incident involving his new girlfriend and, yep, a gun. So not only does Zimmerman still have a firearm, he also has a new female companion with whom he’s already fighting. Go figure.
Zimmerman’s wife Shellie filed for divorce in September following a string of what she called “reckless decisions,” like killing a teenager and multiple run-ins with the cops for speeding. Police were called to the couple’s home later that month during a domestic incident featuring an angry George and a broken iPad, but no charges were filed.
According to the Orlando Sentinel, “Zimmerman had arrived at that scene with a woman, Samantha Scheibe, who was described a few days later as his girlfriend by Shellie Zimmerman’s attorney, Kelly Sims.” Brave woman.
George was booked at the John E. Polk Correctional Facility in Seminole County this afternoon, and will soon have another mug shot to add to his collection. (Update: It’s here, and above, on the right.)
Update II: According to TMZ, “Zimmerman got physical with his girlfriend earlier today, who claimed she was pregnant. Since she’s pregnant, we’re told the domestic violence charge is automatically listed as a felony.”
Update III: Zimmerman has been charged with aggravated assault, battery domestic violence, and criminal mischief. “When we arrived, [girlfriend Samantha Scheibe] indicated that she and George Zimmerman were having a verbal dispute and at that time she alleged that he had broken a table and pointed a long-barrel shotgun at her,” a local sheriff’s deputy announced at a news conference. He then “actually pushed her out of the front of the residence and barricaded the door with some furniture.”
According to ABC News, “The deputy denied reports that Zimmerman’s girlfriend is pregnant.”
Update IV: The 911 call can be heard here. “He has his freaking gun, breaking all of my stuff right now,” says the woman. “You just broke my glass table, you just broke my sunglasses, and you put your gun in my freaking face, and told me to get the fuck out.”