Zimmerman Surfaces, Rescues Driver in Crash
Sanford police captain confirms it
By Kate Seamons, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 22, 2013 12:02 PM CDT
George Zimmerman leaves court with his family after Zimmerman's not guilty verdict was read in Seminole Circuit Court in Sanford, Fla. on Saturday, July 13, 2013.   (AP Photo/Joe Burbank, Pool)

(Newser) – George Zimmerman has surfaced for the first time since his acquittal—in the most unexpected of ways. Sanford's police department captain today tells ABC News that what the network is calling "the first known sighting" of Zimmerman was a heroic one: He "pulled an individual from a truck that had rolled over" in Florida, at the I-4/Route 417 intersection. The crash occurred last Wednesday and involved a family of four. The parents and two children had apparently been helped out of the Ford Explorer SUV before police arrived, and Fox News reports that the unidentified driver told firefighters who came to the scene that Zimmerman pulled him out of the car.

No word on whether Zimmerman was wearing his bullet-proof vest at the time (his lawyers say he is donning one in public), but he certainly wasn't carrying the gun he used to shoot Trayvon Martin, as the Sandford PD is holding onto it at the DOJ's request. But an Ohio PAC would like to see him armed again: WHIO reports that the Buckeye Firearms Association is seeking (tax-deductible) donations in order to "provide Mr. Zimmerman, who has no current source of income, with the funds he needs to replace his firearm, holster, and other gear." No word on how much it has raised since posting the announcement on Saturday.

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1492
Aug 7, 2013 4:16 PM CDT
When the OJ verdict came out the "n" people were dancing in the streets. When the Zimmerman verdict came out the "n" people were rioting in the streets. Our President came out to soothe the "n" peoples grief. Now that Zimmerman is a hero, who will say it? Not the "n" people. Not the President. 1492
russell1952
Jul 30, 2013 4:57 PM CDT
Cheers to this family. Why would anyone want associate themselves with a killer? As for the verdict, it was the verdict.
Bartmaeus
Jul 24, 2013 4:24 AM CDT
Now the family he helped are afraid for their lives - from the JUSTICE AND PEACE BRIGADE. http://www.worthynews.com/top/washingtontimes-com-news-2013-jul-23-family-saved-george-zimmerman-grateful-terrified-t-/