George Zimmerman was taken into custody Monday after his estranged wife called 911 on him.
According to the 911 call, George Zimmerman kept telling his wife to move closer while he was holding a gun. It sounded like George was trying to set up another case of stand your ground.
Shellie Zimmerman told the 911 dispatcher that a witness sitting in his truck saw the entire altercation. She broke down sobbing saying she was scared and in shock.
Here is the audio of the 911 call:
She told the dispatcher, “He’s here continually trying to shut the garage door on me. 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 his firearm.”
The dispatcher asked, “Step closer and what?”
Shellie explained, “And he’s gonna shoot us. He punched my dad in the nose, my dad has a mark on his face, I saw his glasses on the floor. He then accosted my father then took my iPad out of my hands. He then smashed it and cut it with a pocketknife, and there is a Lake Mary city worker across the street that I believe saw all of it.”
“He just showed up here but my phone died so I had to call you back… I don’t know what he’s capable of. I’m really, really scared.”
The dispatcher told her that the police are on their way.
When they arrive, Shellie told the dispatcher, “They (the police) are telling his body guard to get out of the way.”
Apparently George Zimmerman takes guard/guards with him everywhere he goes — after all, when you are a sociopath, you require protection from the many people whose lives you’ve ruined.
Shellie and her dad aren’t pressing charges, and that’s a big mistake that I hope doesn’t come back to haunt them. Victims often think that because the perpetrator has so much to lose if they press charges, the perpetrator will be grateful and go away if they agree not to press charges. In fact, not pressing charges only eggs on the abuser, who feels entitled and invincible, as George Zimmerman already clearly feels.
Shellie Zimmerman better move to an undisclosed location with her father and any other family or friends whose lives she values.
Why did George SYG Zimmerman want Shellie to “step closer” so he could shoot her on her parent’s property? Does he believe that SYG would get him off even if he shot his wife on her parent’s property? Nice going, Florida.
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