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George Zimmerman Kicked Out Of Bar After Confrontation

George Zimmerman is at the center of a controversial incident once again.

On the evening of Nov. 9, a Seminole County deputy ordered him to leave the Corona Cigar Company bar after becoming belligerent and using a racial slur, according to the police report.

Zimmerman accused a black customer of hitting him. The customer in question, 38-year-old Floyd L. Narcisse, was seen in surveillance video extending his hand to Zimmerman, as if to shake it. When Zimmerman refused the gesture, Narcisse patted him twice on his left arm.

"It appeared as if he was attempting to engage in a friendly gesture with Zimmerman as a reasonable person would do," the report states. Zimmerman, however, claimed that the pats on his arm were actually an assault, and demanded that Narcisse be prosecuted, the report said.

Narcisse, who is a pastor at a nearby church, said of Zimmerman: "That man's crazy."

The pastor said he frequently sees Zimmerman at the bar and was just being friendly. "I was like, 'Hey, George. How are you?' ... and I tapped him on the shoulder. The next thing I know, cops say he wants to press charges."

Deputies had originally gone to the bar to investigate a disturbance involving a woman who was with Zimmerman. The bar manager said Zimmerman had been the center of several recent disturbances, and requested that the deputies throw him out of the bar. Zimmerman insulted the deputy in the process, according to the report.

Zimmerman became famous when he shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin on Feb. 26, 2012, and as a result of the nationwide controversy when he was subsequently found not guilty of the crime. The murder occurred in Sanford, the same town where Zimmerman was kicked out of the bar.

Sources: Orlando Sentinel, Washington Post / Photo Credit: Seminole County Sheriff's Office via Wikimedia Commons

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