George Zimmerman Arrested, Again: Girlfriend Calls 911 Allegedly Shotgun Pointed at Head
George Zimmerman has been arrested again. On Monday afternoon, officers were called to the Apopka home of his girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe, after she called 911, claiming he allegedly pointed a shotgun at her and pushed her out of her house as he packed to move out, the Seminole County Sheriff's Office said.
Zimmerman barricaded himself in the house which he had shared with his girlfriend Samantha Scheiber since around August, Chief Deputy Dennis Lemma said at a news conference. She gave deputies a key when they arrived and they pushed aside furniture he had piled against the door.
According to a police report on the incident, Scheibe said that after an argument, Zimmerman became upset and broke a table with a shotgun then pointed it at her "for a minute."
Scheibe called 911 at 12:30 E.T., Lemma said. On the 911 call recording released by police, Scheibe can be heard telling authorities: "He's inside my house breaking all my (things) because I asked him to leave." She then says to someone at the house, "I'm doing this again? You just broke my glass table. You just broke my sunglasses and you put your gun in my freaking face and told me to get the (expletive) out."
"When we arrived, the victim indicated that she and George Zimmerman were having a verbal dispute and at that time she alleged that he had broken a table and pointed a long-barrel shotgun at her," Seminole County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Dennis Lemma said at a news conference.
However, Zimmerman tells a different story of the incident. He told police in a separate 911 call that she started it all. "My girlfriend has ... for lack of a better word, gone crazy on me," said Zimmerman while police knocked on the door. "The police is already there and so why are you calling? What happened?" the dispatcher asked. Zimmerman replied, "I just want everyone to know the truth."
Zimmerman was unarmed and offered no resistance when he was arrested around 1 p.m. Monday. Lemma said investigators believe two weapons are in the home, a shotgun and an assault rifle and are seeking a search warrant. The arrest report said Zimmerman had apparently locked up the shotgun before deputies arrived.
George Zimmerman, 30-years old, was booked for aggravated assault with a weapon, a felony, in addition to misdemeanor battery-domestic violence and criminal mischief.
Bail for George Zimmerman was set Tuesday afternoon at $9,000 during his first court appearance. A Seminole County judge put conditions on Zimmerman's bail: That he cannot return to two Florida addresses, except once to retrieve his belongings with law enforcement; he cannot have contact with the accuser; he cannot possess weapons; he must wear a monitoring device; and he cannot travel outside Florida.
This all happens four months after he was acquitted of murdering teenager Trayvon Martin.
George Zimmerman 911 Call
George Zimmerman was charged Monday with aggravated assault, battery and criminal mischief after his 27-year-old girlfriend called 911.