Zimmerman Flees Miami, 'Bounty' on His Head

Killer of Trayvon Martin was chased by angry crowd, says TMZ

By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff

Posted Feb 18, 2014 4:40 PM CST

(Newser) – George Zimmerman is on the run: Trayvon Martin's killer attracted an angry crowd while hanging out at a beach in Miami last week and ended up fleeing the city with a bounty on his head, TMZ reports. As the story goes, Zimmerman gave an interview on Tuesday with Univision and Fusion (saying he's homeless and has PTSD) before catching rays with his brother, girlfriend, and her child. Then an angry crowd forced them back to the hotel with someone yelling about a $10,000 bounty on his head. The next day Zimmerman gave an interview with CNN and fled the city.

Is there a real threat? In this Black Panthers video, one leader claims the bounty runs to $1 million. And Time reports that in his CNN interview, Zimmerman said he has "a lot of people saying that, you know, they guarantee that they’re going to kill me and I’ll never be a free man. I realize that they don’t know me. They know who I was portrayed to be." (See more on the CNN interview, in which Zimmerman says he was afraid he had missed Martin and shot a neighbor.)

George Zimmerman, acquitted in the high-profile killing of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, answers question in court Tuesday, Nov. 19,  2013, in Sanford, Fla.
George Zimmerman, acquitted in the high-profile killing of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, answers question in court Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, in Sanford, Fla.   (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool)
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