Wednesday, July 31, 2013 , Updated 9:38 a.m., August 1, 2013
UPDATED with video: George Zimmerman pulled over in Forney for speeding
Zimmerman has more or less disappeared since the not-guilty verdict.
FORNEY Two weeks after a Florida jury found George Zimmerman not guilty of second-degree murder and manslaughter in the Fenruary 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin, Zimmerman was in Forney, being pulled over by police there.
According to inForney.com, Zimmerman was stopped Sunday heading west on US Highway 80 just past FM 548. TMZ is reporting that when he was pulled over, Zimmerman told officers he had a gun in his glove compartment.
When contacted by The Dallas Morning News, Forney police would not immediately confirm; they asked instead for a public-records request concerning the incident. KTVT’s J.D. Miles tweeted a copy of the police report, which contains Zimmerman’s birthdate. inForney.com and TMZ feature different screengrabs from a dashcam video said to stem from the traffic stop. The truck in question appears to have Florida plates, confirmed by the police report.
inForney.com says the officer asked Zimmerman where he was headed. His reply: “Nowhere in particular.”
“Nowhere in particular,” said the officer, according to inForney.com. “Why is that?”
“You didn’t see my name?” said Zimmerman.
“Wow,” said the officer, “what a coincidence.”
According to KTVT-Channel 11, “At some point Zimmerman asked the officer if he recognized him from television, and the officer said he did not.”
Both sites report that the officer ran Zimmerman’s records to make sure he had no outstanding warrants, then decided to cut him loose after five minutes. The officer told Zimmerman to “just take it easy, go ahead and shut your glove compartment and don’t play with your firearm, OK?”
Zimmerman has more or less disappeared since the not-guilty verdict, save for a July 22 incident in Florida involving a family trapped in an overturned SUV. His legal team has this and only this to say on the traffic stop: “For his safety, we won’t make any comments about Zimmerman’s whereabouts, and we will work to protect his privacy.”