George Zimmerman stopped by Texas police for speeding

August 2, 2013 12:19 pm 0 comments Views: 628

George Zimmerman, found not guilty in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, was pulled over by a Texas police officer on suspicion of speeding Sunday, according to a police report and video.

Zimmerman told the officer that he had a weapon in his glove compartment, Brian Brooks, city manager of Forney, Texas, told Reuters.

“It wasn’t for super-excessive speeds, they just got him on regular speeding,” Brooks told the news agency. “It’s a pretty routine stop except for the fact that it was George Zimmerman.”

Zimmerman, 29, was driving westbound on U.S. Highway 80 through Forney at about 12:45 p.m. when the officer pulled over a gray 2008 Honda, according to the report.

When the officer asked where he was going, Zimmerman replied, “Nowhere in particular.”

According to the video that captured the traffic stop, the officer responded: “Nowhere in particular? Why do you say that?”

The officer also learned that Zimmerman had a gun in his glove compartment, Reuters and other news agencies reported. The Orlando Sentinel was unable to decipher part of the conversation between Zimmerman and the officer, including any discussion about a gun.

The officer eventually let Zimmerman off with a warning and told him to “Just slow down a little for me.”

Last month, Zimmerman was found not guilty of second-degree murder in the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon.

Zimmerman shot the South Florida teen on Feb. 26, 2012, in a gated Sanford neighborhood. He claimed self-defense.


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