Zimmerman's Wife Not Pressing Charges
Despite telling cops he threatened her with gun
By Ruth Brown, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 9, 2013 4:26 PM CDT
Updated Sep 9, 2013 5:17 PM CDT
In this June 24, 2013 file photo, George Zimmerman, left, arrives in Seminole circuit court, with his wife Shellie, in Sanford, Fla.   (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool, File)

(Newser) – Despite calling 911 and saying her soon-to-be-ex-husband George Zimmerman was threatening her with a gun today, Shellie Zimmerman has decided not to press charges. Police in Lake Mary, Florida, say she and her father—the owner of the house where the incident took place—have signed paperwork declining to press charges against George, the Orlando Sentinel reports. "They both have declined to press charges against George," says the local police chief. "We have no victim, no crime."

Earlier, WKMG released about 5 minutes of the audio of Shellie's 911 call. She tells the dispatcher: "He's in his car, and he continually has his hand on his gun, and he keeps saying, 'Step closer,' and he's just threatening all of us with the firearm." "Step closer and what?" asks the dispatcher. "And he's going to shoot us," she replies. At another point in the recording, she can be heard warning her father to get back in the house, saying, "I don't know if he's going to start shooting at us or something." (For the completists, ABC News has a full transcript of the call). Police previously said they could not find a gun at the scene, but a Lake Mary cop now says authorities have seized George's firearm. However, "more than likely we'll be giving it back," he says, per the Sentinel reports.

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Sep 12, 2013 5:27 AM CDT
It could be that Zimmerman and Shellie are in this together so she can be in the news and make money for sharing her story because he is broke, busted, and disgusted. If she felt she was in danger why would she drop the charges after broadcasting it to the world? Just to get the story out there so she could make money which they would probably split. Talk about scam artists.
Sep 10, 2013 1:05 PM CDT
Why does Newser keep bring up this innocents man's name? He's been to court already and was found innocent. Get over it. There's a recent story about a black man yelling I hate white people then punching an old white creepy as cracker in the face. That's white man died today. You want see that one on Newser. Visit www.drudgereport.com for the stories.
Sep 10, 2013 12:59 PM CDT
There is probably no evidence to support that he did such a thing. If he really did, why drop the charges?