George Zimmerman just can’t catch a break. Shellie Zimmerman called police in Lake Mary at 2pm on Monday, claiming he was at a home belonging to her parents, David and Machelle Dean. She claimed he made very aggressive threats while his hand was on his gun. He punched her dad, smashed an iPad, and threatened them with his gun.
Last week, Shellie Zimmerman filed for divorce from her husband of nearly seven years, claiming that their marriage was ‘irretrievably broken’ following his murder trial in the death of Trayvon Martin.
George Zimmerman was taken into custody Monday after an apparent domestic altercation with his wife and her father at a home in Lake Mary, Florida, police said.
“As of right now, (George Zimmerman) has been placed in investigative detention,” Lake Mary police spokesman Zach Hudson said.
The incident comes two months after Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer, was found not guilty of murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida.
Hudson said a gun was found in the Lake Mary home, but he added that it was not a part of the altercation.
Shellie Zimmerman, who filed for divorce last week, was the one to call 911, Hudson said.
Hudson added that police are following procedure by placing Zimmerman in investigative detention.
“Anytime we have anybody suspected of doing anything, we place them in investigative detention until a complete investigation has been done,” Hudson said.
George’s brother, Robert, tweeted after his brother’s detention that the public shouldn’t “jump to conclusions.”
Shellie Zimmerman filed for divorce last week in Seminole County, her attorney told CNN at the time.
That filing came after she pleaded guilty to perjury on August 28 for lying about the state of the couple’s finances during a bond hearing in April 2012. She had claimed she and her husband were broke, when in reality they had collected about $135,000 in donations.
According to TMZ, Lake Mary Police Chief Steve Bracknell states. “Shellie and her father have declined to press charges and George will NOT be arrested. My understanding is that she never saw his firearm and that is what she is now telling us. So George Zimmerman is free to go and will not be arrested at this time.” Something isn’t right here.
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