George Zimmerman Arrested After Domestic Dispute With Girlfriend


George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watchman who was acquitted in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, was arrested Monday in Seminole County, Fla. after police were alerted of a domestic disturbance dispute between Zimmerman and his new girlfriend.

Zimmerman, 30, was arrested at about 1 p.m. at his girlfriend’s Apopka home following a 911 call, according to WESH 2 News. Neighbors told the station that they were not aware that the woman was dating Zimmerman, but that his truck had been parked out front for about a month.

The Orlando Sentinel identifies his girlfriend as 27-year-old Samantha Scheibe.

In July, a jury found Zimmerman not guilty of second-degree murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. His acquittal sparked numerous protests throughout the nation, with many upset over the jury’s decision.

Since his trial, Zimmerman has had a string of run ins with the law.

Officials announced last Thursday that Zimmerman would not face any charges in a September altercation with his estranged wife, Shellie Zimmerman. Police said they “could not salvage” a video recorded on an iPad that allegedly showed footage of the Sept. 9 dispute.

Security footage shows Zimmerman destroying the iPad.

His wife had accused Zimmerman of punching her father and threatening them at the father’s home.

In September, his wife’s mother also accused Zimmerman of stealing property from her Lake Mary home. Authorities are reviewing the case to determine if it will be a civil or criminal matter.

During the summer, he was also pulled over three times for minor traffic incidents, receiving warnings twice and a speeding ticket once.

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Sources: Huffington Post, WESH 2 News, Orlando Sentinel


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