Former Florida neighborhood watch worker George Zimmerman reportedly found himself in handcuffs Friday (January 9) after an altercation with a woman.
According to reports, the arrest went down in Florida last night.
Florida authorities say George Zimmerman, whose acquittal of murdering an unarmed black teen sparked a national debate on race and self-defense laws, has been arrested for allegedly throwing a wine bottle at his girlfriend. The Seminole County Sheriff’s Office says the 31-year-old Zimmerman was arrested for aggravated assault at his home in Lake Mary about 10 p.m. Friday. (AP)
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Hours after the bust, Zimmerman posted up a bond.
On Saturday morning, Zimmerman appeared in court and was given a $5,000 bond and ordered to stay out of Volusia County, according to the Orlando Sentinel. Judge John Galluzzo told Zimmerman that he has until Tuesday to surrender firearms in his possession, according to the Sentinel. (Washington Post)
Zimmerman has had three other incidents happen in the area over the past two years.
In September 2013, Zimmerman’s estranged wife, Shellie Zimmerman, called 911 to tell police he had punched her father and was threatening her with a gun. She opted not to press charges. In the second incident, which occurred in November 2013, Zimmerman was arrested and accused of domestic violence by girlfriend Samantha Scheibe, who later said investigators had misinterpreted her statements and dropped charges. In September 2014, Zimmerman was involved in an incident of road rage. (USA Today)
Zimmerman is expected to appear back in court next month.
Although the incident didn’t involve a firearm, the judge ordered Zimmerman to surrender any weapons out of an abundance of caution. Zimmerman is scheduled to appear back in court on Feb. 17. (ABC News)