You're George Zimmerman. It's been two weeks since you were acquitted of killing an unarmed teenager in one of the most controversial, racially charged trials in a generation. Thousands, if not millions of people want you dead. What's a man to do?
Buying a gun is probably a good idea. Driving at high speeds through Forney is not.
Nevertheless, that's allegedly what Zimmerman was doing on U.S. Highway 80 just after noon on July 28 when he was pulled over by a Forney police officer. According to inforney.com, which broke the news and obtained a copy of the dash-cam video from the squad car, Zimmerman was cooperative, informing the officer that he had a gun in the glove compartment.
The cop asked where he was heading.
Zimmerman: "Nowhere in particular."
Officer: "Nowhere in particular? Why is that?"
Z: "You didn't see my name?"
O: "Wow, what a coincidence!" [He goes on to ask if Zimmerman is clear of warrants]
O: "All right, I'm gonna go back and just check you, routinely. The reason you were stopped was for your speed. Why don't you slow down a little bit for me and, as long as you don't have any warrants, I'll cut you loose with a warning. Just take it easy, go ahead and shut your glove compartment and don't play with your firearm, OK?"
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Zimmerman agreed and wished him a safe trip.
Fox 4 reached out to Zimmerman's attorneys, who declined to comment. "For his safety, we won't make any comments about Zimmerman's whereabouts, and we will work to protect his privacy," they said.
Update at 4:12 p.m.: CBS 11 has posted the video: