Tuesday, February 18, 2014

George Zimmerman flees Miami after being told he has a bounty on his head

George Zimmerman fled Miami after being told there was a $10,000 bounty on his head, TMZ reported on Tuesday.

According to the report, George Zimmerman taped an interview last Tuesday with Univision and Fusion, and then took his girlfriend, her child and his brother to the beach. He's now a public figure, and people noticed him sunbathing with the others. They began harassing him, with someone then shouting that Zimmerman had a $10,000 bounty on his head.

While naturally there's no verification to that statement, Zimmerman was apparently frightened by it, and the group retreated to their hotel. There was no escaping the crowd, though, as they apparently followed.

Zimmerman had his room swept by security; security went so far as to stand guard throughout the day and night. Once his interview with CNN was done, he reportedly fled Miami. His interview with CNN was aired on Monday, and had in fact been moved up from Tuesday, perhaps in response to Michael Dunn's verdicts.

In his CNN interview, Zimmerman portrayed himself, not Trayvon Martin, who he fatally shot nearly two years ago, as the victim. Zimmerman was acquitted on murder charges about seven months ago.
I certainly was a victim when I was having my head bashed into the concrete and my nose broken and beaten. So I wouldn’t say I was not a victim.
There are many who still doubt Zimmerman's version of the events, despite his acquittal. Zimmerman, though, isn't worried about those people judging him. His only real judge, he said, was God.
I know He’s the only judge I have to answer to. He knows what happened and I know what happened.
Zimmerman has had a number of run-ins with the law since his acquittal. Not only has he been pulled over for speeding, his wife called the police saying that he was threatening her with a gun, and his new girlfriend also claimed that he threatened her, though with a shotgun.

Considering the information about the "beach party" above, it is obviously that the couple has since reconciled.

A celebrity boxing match with rapper DMX seemed to be on the horizon, but the promoter eventually cancelled it, citing his conscience. Speaking of the boxing match, which some saw as strange since Zimmerman had claimed to be unable to fight off a teenager who was nearly 30 pounds lighter than him, Zimmerman said:
I saw it as an opportunity. I never expected it to turn out the way it did.
Watch the CNN inteview, embedded.

No comments: