George Zimmerman Stopped For Speeding, Had a Gun on Him

| by Emily Smith
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George Zimmerman was stopped by police officers over the weekend in Texas for speeding. They ultimately let him go with a warning.

The 29-year-old was driving a Honda pickup on Highway 80, around 1p.m., when he was pulled over.

After first pulling Zimmerman over, the officer in charge neglected to identify him as the recently acquitted man involved in the Trayvon Martin case. When the officer inquired where Zimmerman was headed, Zimmerman asked the officer if he had looked at the ID and name.

“Wow, what a coincidence,” the officer said, who added that he didn’t recognize Zimmerman from television.

Zimmerman also told the officer that he had a gun in his glove compartment, which is legal in Texas and routine of officers to ask about. The weapon has remain unidentified, though it was not the one used to kill Martin.

“They just got him on regular speeding," Brian Brooks, City Manager of Forney, said. "It's a pretty routine stop except for the fact that it was George Zimmerman."

Zimmerman was released after it was determined that he had no warrants, and the entire inquiry lasted less than five minutes.

"Just take it easy, go ahead and shut your glove compartment,” the police officer reportedly said, “and don't play with your firearm, OK?"

Sources: Reuters, Newser