Zimmerman Aimed Shotgun at Me: Girlfriend
Trayvon Martin's killer arrested on domestic violence charges
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 18, 2013 12:55 PM CST
Updated Nov 18, 2013 4:40 PM CST
In this Monday, July 1, 2013 photo, George Zimmerman enters the Seminole County Courthouse in Sanford, Fla.   (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool)

(Newser) – George Zimmerman is in police custody once again. He was arrested today on domestic violence charges after his girlfriend said he broke a table and pointed a shotgun at her in a dispute, WFTV reports. He then pushed her outside and barricaded the door, police deputies said. But Zimmerman removed the barricade for deputies and made no aggressive moves when they took him away. He faces a felony charge of aggravated assault with a weapon as well as criminal mischief and battery charges.

The disturbance occurred at a residence in Apopka, about 24 miles from Sanford, where Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin. It's also where the Seminole County Jail is located; Zimmerman is being held there, the Orlando Sentinel reports, adding that his new girlfriend is "a 27-year-old blonde." TMZ reports that Zimmerman is in solitary confinement and officers are checking on him hourly. An interesting aside: The girlfriend's neighbor didn't recognize Zimmerman and thought he was a police officer. "I thought he was actually a cop, like an undercover cop," she said. "Very quiet, walked in and out."

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iq145
Nov 19, 2013 5:29 PM CST
Most police are overweight, so the guy resembled one... Z could take a dump and it'd make news headlines!
julianpenrod
Nov 19, 2013 2:40 PM CST
A textbook case of trying to muddy the image of someone the Liberal side approves hating. But, since he has been exonerated in the incident the Liberals approve hating him for, they have to switch to something else. So they find every mole and flaw and endlessly prate on all of them. Yes, his actions here do not, on the face of it, appear acceptable, unless, among other things, his girlfriend may have physically threatened him, say, with a knife earlier, which is why he barricaded the door so she couldn't get back in, but, if the same were done with Trayvon Martin's life, picking apart every single unpalatable act, the judgment of many with respect to his guilt of innocence may be very different. But, pointedly, the “media” and the Liberals very carefully never once aired Trayvon Martin's pull dirty laundry.
sageguy
Nov 19, 2013 10:10 AM CST
He said...she said...nuff said!