George Zimmerman Patrolling Again
This time, he is watching out for a friend.
One news source reported that George Zimmerman has found work. He has, but it’s not a paid job.
Much like his neighborhood watch, Zimmerman is again lying in wait for suspects. This time however, rather than Zimmerman calling the police to report anyone suspicious, he was the suspicious person.
Zimmerman is voluntarily patrolling Pompano Pat’s, a gun shop located in Deland, Florida. Last year after Zimmerman’s trial, Pompano Pat’s offered Zimmerman a free gun.
Pat Johnson of Pompano Pat’s told Click Orlando that the store was robbed earlier this month. The thieves stole rifles worth up to $5,000 and two mini-bikes, according to Johnson.
Sunday just after midnight, DeLand police officers spotted Zimmerman parked behind Pompano Pat’s and stopped to investigate. Video from the dash camera of the police cruiser shows a closer view of their exchange.
“Zimmerman informed me that he was sitting behind the business with the permission of the owner,” the officer wrote in his incident report.
“Did Pat’s hire you?” the officer asked him.
“No, no,” Zimmerman responded.
“You’re just doing this as a friend,” the officer asked Zimmerman.
“He’s a friend of mine,” he replied.
George Zimmerman gave the police his name and address – the address is to a UPS store. He also showed the officer a print of his painting and asked if he knew about him, saying it was a “shame” that the officer did not know.
Johnson stated that although he knows Zimmerman, he has not hired him as a security officer. Johnson said that he had no idea that Zimmerman was watching the store and while the help is appreciated, it’s help he does not need.
Johnson sent Zimmerman a text telling him not to come back to the store.
Well, who would want to take on the liability of hiring a wannabee cop? Who wants problems because of George Zimmerman? Since it was locally reported, the store has received 3 death threats. Thanks a lot, Georgie.
Video reporting what happened is here:
The dash cam video can be watched here.
Interview with the owner of Pompano Pat’s can be watched here.