George Zimmerman, the notorious Florida defendant acquitted for shooting dead 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, was arrested Friday for assault and domestic violence. It’s at least the fourth time Zimmerman has been accused of violence since the Martin case ended in 2012.
Just this past September, a driver reported that Zimmerman threatened to kill him during a road rage incident, pulling up alongside him and allegedly saying, “Do you know who I am? I will fucking kill you.”
In November 2013, Zimmerman was arrested after his girlfriend Samantha Schiebe called 911 reporting that he pointed a shotgun at her and barricaded himself inside. Deputies moved furniture he had put up against the door to get to him. At the time of his arrest Zimmerman had five guns and 100 rounds of ammunition. But he got his guns back after Schiebe asked that prosecutors drop the charges.
Two months earlier, Zimmerman’s estranged wife also called 911 to report that Zimmerman was threatening her and her family.
In the most recent incident, Zimmerman was booked late Friday night on a charge of aggravated assault with a weapon, according to News 13 Orlando.
News 13 Orlando is reporting that Zimmerman allegedly threw a wine bottle at his girlfriend. In court this morning, Zimmerman was released on $5,000 bond. He was ordered not to make contact with the victim or visit the county where she lives. He was also ordered to surrender his guns, although it is not clear that a gun as involved in the incident.