George Zimmerman Punched After Allegedly Bragging About Killing Trayvon Martin
George Zimmerman's life took another wild turn after the 32-year-old former neighborhood watchman was punched in the face for reportedly "bragging" about killing Trayvon Martin.
According to the New York Daily News, police say George Zimmerman was picking up an order for takeout at the Gators Riverside Grille restaurant in Sanford, Florida when he decided to compliment a diner on his tattoos.
The report states that Zimmerman was heard saying,
I love your tattoos.
He later told police that sometime during his conversation with the diner, he had introduced himself as "the guy who killed Trayvon Martin."
A nearby witness told law enforcement that Zimmerman even "pulled out his identification card to brag."
Following the interaction, Zimmerman says a large man sporting an orange shirt confronted him and said,
You better get the fuck out of here you n****r lover, you ain't welcome here.
After exchanging words with Zimmerman, a man identified as "Eddie" slugged him in the face.
The strangest part about all of this? George Zimmerman believes the entire interaction was misdirected at him.
In other words, he's certain "Eddie" thought he was Matthew Apperson, the man who attempted to shoot Zimmerman last year after a road-rage incident.
The Daily News states that Zimmerman told police the man accused him of "shooting George Zimmerman," which resulted in the initial confrontation and physical altercation at the restaurant.
Despite mixed stories from both Zimmerman and witnesses at the scene, one bystander states that Zimmerman made his message clear about who he was.
The owner of the Gators Riverside Grille reenacted Zimmerman, saying,
He said 'You don't know who I am do you?' And he said, 'I'm George Zimmerman.'
The last we heard about George Zimmerman, he made headlines for auctioning off the 9-millimeter handgun used to kill Trayvon Martin for $250,000.