George Zimmerman, 29, the neighborhood watch volunteer recently acquitted in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., is in the news again, this time for speeding in Texas.
According to a July 31 report from Reuters, Zimmerman was pulled over by the cops in Texas last Sunday.
Brian Brooks, the city manager of Forney, Texas, said that Zimmerman informed the officers that pulled him over that he had a weapon in his glove compartment, and that he was going “nowhere in particular.”
Other than exceeding the posted speed limit, no laws were broken as “the gun in the glove box is legal in Texas.”
Brooks went on to say that Zimmerman’s entire traffic stop lasted less than five minutes.
“It wasn’t for super-excessive speeds, they just got him on regular speeding,” Brooks said.
“It’s a pretty routine stop except for the fact that it was George Zimmerman.”
After it was determined that there weren’t any outstanding warrants on Zimmerman, he was released with a warning for speeding.
Zimmerman last made the news on July 22, when only four days after his acquittal, he helped free a family from an overturned SUV in Sanford, Fla., in the same area where he shot Trayvon Martin.
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