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George Zimmerman back on patrol, sort of

George Zimmerman back on patrol, sort of

Watching a gun store for a friend

http://www.clickorlando.com/news/george-zimmerman-patrolling-central-florida-shop-after-gun-theft/27202982

Controversy is sure to follow George Zimmerman, even though he has not been convicted of anything and the evidence suggesting he acted in justifiable self-defense in the shooting and killing Trayvon Martin was overwhelming.

He also beat multiple accusations of assault brought by his ex-wife and ex-girlfriend when the evidence did not support the accusations.

George apparently is hanging out at a gun shop keeping an eye on things, and that’s big news, although it’s not clear whether he is on “patrol” as some of the headlines suggest.

News6 Orlando headlines the story as George Zimmerman ‘patrolling’ Central Florida shop after gun theft:

Although he’s not a hired security officer, George Zimmerman has been “patrolling” outside a Volusia County gun shop after it was recently robbed, according to the store owner.

Pat Johnson told Local 6 that Zimmerman is not an employee of his DeLand store Pompano Pat’s, which sells firearms, ammunition and motorcycles.

Johnson said that Zimmerman, on his own accord, has been spotted outside the store since the robbery earlier this month. The thieves stole rifles worth up to $5,000 and two mini-bikes, according to Johnson.

Johnson added that although he knows Zimmerman, he has not hired him as a security officer.

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News13 has a less negative spin on it, George Zimmerman now working security for DeLand motorcycle, gun shop:

George Zimmerman has found work as a security guard, according to a DeLand Police report.

According to the report, a police officer spotted a dark-colored truck around 12:30 a.m. behind Pompano Pat’s Motorcycles, which also sells guns and offers weapons and concealed carry classes.

The officer made contact with Zimmerman, who was sitting inside the vehicle with his dog.

Zimmerman told the officer he had permission from the business’ owner, Pat Johnson, to be there. He said he was keeping an eye on the business after a recent burglary.

Last year, Johnson received death threats after offering Zimmerman a gun of the same make and model used by Zimmerman in his deadly confrontation with Trayvon Martin in Sanford.

FWIW, here’s audio of me discussing the acquittal:

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Comments

Well, based on George’s judgment in picking women, this is good.

A dog will never bite him as badly.

hmm…wonder what is going through his mind.
hope he doesn’t now see himself as a vigilante.

This guy has some kind of issues.

    not_surprised in reply to janitor. | July 30, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    The cops in FL have issues. who writes a report on a civilian contact (that is cleared on the spot of any wrong doing). ?

MouseTheLuckyDog | July 29, 2014 at 3:54 pm

Hmm. Wonder what the law is about shooting someone fleeing from you after stealing weapons. After all it is safe to assume that they are not stealing the weapons to use ion a legal fashion.

Doug Wright Old Grouchy | July 29, 2014 at 4:11 pm

Heck, Zimmerman could be seen buying a burger from the local taco burger pizza seafood house and that report would be broadcast as “breaking new at 6!” Or, breaking news might be that George made a deposit at a local thrifty bank. He’s a target for the Mass Medium idiocy forever now.

This isn’t the first time that the press has abused its privileged position to carry out a vendetta against an individual or organization which they disfavored.

In the absence of moral constraints, and with a complicit government, there are only competing interests to prevent the press, etc. from running amuck. Unfortunately, the press is not the only body with a privilege to abuse civil rights.

    not_surprised in reply to n.n. | July 30, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    I think the vendetta comes from Holder. Standing orders to write up reports on any Zimmerman encounter so that the press can find them.

    What was the Police doing back there? someone call? I doubt it.

You know how the media is soooo careful to pronounce a criminal caught doing crime as doing so “allegedly”?

Yeah, that’s the case here too. The guy who owns the store is the source of the accusation/statement.

So far no one else corroborates this story and one has to see that this store owner could have some reason for lying. And with GZ’s reputation in tatters, how can he prove a negative?

And what exactly does it mean to be “patrolling”?

Everyone who has bad things to say about GZ should remind themselves how often, how badly and how repeatedly that media has lied about him, his actions, his motives and in general everything else.

    Gremlin1974 in reply to jakee308. | July 29, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    I don’t have anything bad to say about him and I agree he was treated horribly. However, if it were me, I would have already changed my name and gotten the he-double hockysticks out of Florida.

      Laser Beam in reply to Gremlin1974. | July 30, 2014 at 1:25 am

      Agreed, I’d be on a crab fishing boat off the coast of Alaska right about now if I were him. Or sheering alpacas in the mountains of Peru.

not_surprised | July 30, 2014 at 12:30 pm

Well, he certainly is free to do as he wishes. Unfortunately for him, he has a hard time shutting his mouth.

Why did he even answer police questions? apparently he gave them lots of details about what he was doing there.

Besides that, what I find a little troubling is the fact that the Police took a report on a non-crime, civilian contact. that is not the norm in the PD’s I have volunteered at.

I wouldn’t be a stretch to say there’s a DOJ mandate to follow and harass Zimmerman until found in something.

Captain Keogh | July 31, 2014 at 2:08 pm

He really needs to get out of the country and stay in Peru at least until Obama is no longer president. Also he he should think about changing his name.

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