George Zimmerman was probably just trying to get his sports memorabilia back.— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) September 9, 2013
George Zimmerman used a gun to threaten his estranged wife Shellie and her father -- this according to the 911 call obtained by TMZ -- and she was terrified he was going to shoot them.
Shellie Zimmerman placed the call, claiming George had punched her father in the nose and was making threats with his hand on his gun. She says, "He's just threatening all of us with his firearm ... he's gonna shoot us!"
Shellie says George also smashed her iPad and slashed it with a pocket knife. She added, "I don't know what he's capable of."
Shellie filed for divorce from George last week.
Police detained and questioned George at the home in Lake Mary, Florida, where Shellie's parents live. George has not been arrested, and has reportedly already left the home.
1:42 PM PT -- Lake Mary Police Chief Steve Bracknell tells us, Shellie and her father have declined to press charges and George will NOT be arrested.
He said, “My understanding is that she never saw his firearm and that is what she is now telling us. So George Zimmerman is free to go and will not be arrested at this time." Strange.
12:25 PM PT -- Lake Mary Police Chief Steve Bracknell tells TMZ, Shellie was visiting her father this afternoon when George arrived and became aggressive. The chief says George allegedly threatened Shellie and her family, and had his hand on his gun. Shellie told police George then hit her dad.
8 officers are currently on the scene. George is currently being detained and has NOT been arrested.
George Zimmerman is being detained by police after allegedly threatening his wife's father with a gun.
It happened in Lake Mary, Florida this afternoon. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Zimmerman's wife, Shellie, called 911 and said her dad and George had gotten into a big argument and George had his hand on a gun.
We're told cops are at The Zimmerman house right now and have George detained for questioning. There appears to be no one injured.
Shellie filed for divorce last week. She went on TV and trashed George, saying he was making "reckless decisions."
As a white man crippled by fear, I leap to defend George Zimmerman. And if you don’t do the same, you’re a racist.— rob delaney (@robdelaney) September 9, 2013
Before we rush to judgment, keep in mind that Zimmerman’s wife may have “expressed an opinion” or “made eye contact” first.— rob delaney (@robdelaney) September 9, 2013
Doubtless George Zimmerman was acting in 'self-defence' - again.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) September 9, 2013
George Zimmerman is trying to get onto a reality show.— RainnWilson (@rainnwilson) September 9, 2013
George Zimmerman is waving a gun around like a guy who doesn't quite understand the Double Jeopardy Clause— Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers) September 9, 2013
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