George Zimmerman, the killer of Trayvon Martin, was found not guilty of second-degree murder last month. But I find him guilty of committing the super-obnoxious “don’t you know who I am?!” offense.
The free man who went underground after his July 13 acquittal was stopped for speeding by Texas highway patrol. When asked by the officer where he was headed, Zimmerman can be heard in the dashcam video replying, “Nowhere in particular.” That struck the patrolman curious so he asked why.
Zimmerman: You didn’t see my name?
Officer: Nuh-uh….What a coincidence!
Yeah, what a coincidence. The former neighborhood watch volunteer who killed Trayvon with a concealed weapon also had a concealed weapon with him in his truck. “Go ahead and shut your glove compartment,” the officer told him. “Don’t play with your firearm.” The weapon at the center of his trial is still in federal custody. Zimmerman was let off with only a warning.
Even though Zimmerman didn’t try to make a big deal of it, you’d think the man who has to live in hiding because he fears for his safety would keep a lower profile. Driving like an extra from “Fast and Furious” was bound to attract attention. After helping to pull a family from an overturned SUV three days after his acquittal, attention might be exactly what he craves.
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