After Shellie Zimmerman announced that she was filing for divorce and gave the nation insight on the George Zimmerman she knows, the Zimmerman story takes another twist.
Last week, Shellie Zimmerman told ABC News that George Zimmerman felt “more invincible” after the outcome of the Trayvon Martin shooting trial acquitted him of murder. She also said that he was verbally and emotionally abusive to her.
Monday saw George Zimmerman put under police investigation due to a claim that he threatened his wife and father-in-law with a gun.
Shellie Zimmerman called 911 from their Lake Mary, Florida home and told the operator that Mr. Zimmerman punched her father, broke an iPad and stabbed it with a knife, and was about to shoot them.
She also said that Zimmerman was “in his car and he continually has his hand on his gun and keeps saying step closer…and he’s gonna shoot us.” according to a Chicago Tribune report. She also said that Zimmerman was “just threatening all of us with his firearm.”
In the call she told the operator, “I don’t know what he’s capable of. I’m really, really scared.” She also told her father, “Dad, Dad, get in the house. George might start shooting at us.”
George Zimmerman was later released from detention. Shellie Zimmerman opted not to press charges against him. He claimed that Shellie was aggressive towards him.
Chief Steve Bracknell of the Lake Mary Police Department stated that since charges weren’t pressed, there was no victim and no crime.
In 2005, George Zimmerman was charged with assaulting an officer and resisting arrest, but managed to avoid conviction by going along with anger management courses.
Also that year, he and his ex-fiancée Veronica Zuazo were given restraining orders against each other. Zimmerman stated that Zuazo was aggressive while Zuazo accused Zimmerman of domestic violence and stalking.
A former co-worker said that while Zimmerman worked security at “illegal house parties” between 2001 and 2005, he was dropped because of his temper.