Zimmerman Sued for 'Dodging' $66K Bill
Security firm: Trayvon Martin's killer owes us money
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 29, 2012 3:02 PM CST
George Zimmerman walks into his hearing at the Seminole County Courthouse, Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 in Sanford, Fla.    (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Stephen M. Dowell, Pool)

(Newser) – An Orlando company is suing George Zimmerman over a partly unpaid security bill following his release from jail on $1 million bail, Fox News reports. Associated Investigative Services Inc. says Zimmerman failed to fully pay $66,000 for 21 days of security, including a "jail escort plan" involving two vehicles, body armor, and a hat-and-glasses disguise. But Zimmerman's lawyer says his client paid quite enough—$40,000—and never signed a contract. Plus Zimmerman was in jail for seven of those 21 days.

But back to the "escort plan": Upon his release, Zimmerman would be given concealed body armor and driven away by an armed guard in a vehicle pre-scanned for GPS tracking devices, reports the Miami Herald. Next he would don a disguise in a tourist resort bathroom and be taken in another vehicle to a "safe house." Bodyguards would look for paparazzi, assailants, and “aerial” and "negative counter surveillance" the whole time. It's unclear whether the plan was carried out, but Trayvon Martin's killer is free on bail and living with his wife somewhere in Seminole County, Fla. (Zimmerman is filing a lawsuit himself—against NBC.)

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MSCOTTASHLEY
Jan 1, 2013 3:34 PM CST
The thing is, if you shoot someone your life is never gonna be the same. The s--t never stops rolling down on you. Even if it was ruled self defense the s--t never stops. You would be better off getting beat up than you would if you shot somebody. And at the gun class the instructor will tell you to shoot to kill because you don't want them to testify against you in court.
Drewzy
Dec 30, 2012 12:12 PM CST
He's really becoming a major right wing hero! Loves guns, kills minorities, and makes others pay his way.
HANKHILL
Dec 30, 2012 7:25 AM CST
zimmerman should be dead!!!!!!!!! end of story!!!!!!!!! our "system" is fubar!!!!!!! big time!!!!!!!