George Zimmerman remains unrepentant about killing unarmed Black teen Trayvon Martin. But his latest episode of bragging resulted in a strange physical assault. According to multiple patrons and employees at the Gators Riverside Grille, in Sanford, Florida, Zimmerman entered the bar in a boisterous mood. One witness stated that Zimmerman went up to a man and complimented him on his Confederate flag tattoo.
Zimmerman then announced in the bar that he was the man who killed Trayvon Martin and was cleared in his death. One patron allegedly responded, “You’re bragging about that?” and approached the group that Zimmerman was with at the bar. The man identified only as “Eddie” was visibly drunk and apparently confused, as well. He thought that Zimmerman was Matthew Apperson, the man accused of shooting at Zimmerman during a road-rage confrontation in 2015. A shoving match soon started and the drunken man stated, “You better get the f— out of here you n—-r lover, you ain’t welcome here.”
Then according to Zimmerman, the man said, “He told me he was going to kill me, he told me he’d f—ing shoot me, he punched me in the face.” The blow to the face broke Zimmerman’s glasses and the man left the restaurant on a motorcycle. Zimmerman called 911 and according to the recording told the dispatcher, “This man just punched me in the face. He said he was going to kill me. You need to send three or four cops.”
Police soon arrived but they were unable to catch the assailant. Zimmerman was in the news earlier this year for auctioning off the gun used to kill Trayvon Martin for an estimated $250K. Since the death of Martin, Zimmerman has had frequent negative encounters with law enforcement, none of which resulted in an arrest. He remains perhaps one of the most hated men in America who enjoys his infamy.