December 10, 2013
George Zimmerman appears in court after his arrest last month in a domestic dispute with his girlfriend. (Joe Burbank/AP)
George Zimmerman appears in court after his arrest last month in a domestic dispute with his girlfriend. (Joe Burbank/AP)

George Zimmerman, the killer of Trayvon Martin, is a cat with nine lives. He was found not guilty of second-degree murder in July. His estranged wife didn’t press charges against him in a domestic dispute in September for fear of going to jail. And now the girlfriend who got him arrested by calling the cops on him last month is asking that the charges and bail restrictions be dropped.

In a sworn affidavit, Samantha Scheibe says that she “felt very intimidated” by the police. She said the police “misinterpreted” her and that she “may have misspoken about certain facts in her statement” to police. “I do not feel the police report accurately reflects what happened,” she wrote. Among the things she said did not happen was Zimmerman pointing a gun at her. “I am not afraid of George in any manner and want to be with him. I don’t want him to be charged.”

What makes this latest twist mind-boggling is that Scheibe’s claims run counter to what she said during her dramatic 911 call. That includes this gem of a statement: “He knows how to do this. He knows how to play this game.” Zimmerman is not the only one, it seems.

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Jonathan Capehart is a member of the Post editorial board and writes about politics and social issues for the PostPartisan blog.