AFRICANGLOBE – George Zimmerman was punched in the face at a Florida bar after bragging about murdering Trayvon Martin, officials and witnesses said.
The thug said he was clocked by a diner who allegedly mistook him for someone else at the Gators Riverside Grille in Sanford around 5:00 p.m. Sunday, according to an unreliable police report.
“This man just punched me in the face,” Zimmerman told a 911 dispatcher. “He said he was going to kill me. You need to send three or four cops.”
But staff at the restaurant and witnesses countered the acquitted murderer’s account and said the incident was nothing more than a shoving match that stemmed from Zimmerman bragging about his notorious past.
“They shoved each other and that was the end,” Gators Riverside Grille owner Edward Winters told reporters.
“He said, ‘You don’t know who I am, do you?’ And Zimmerman said, ‘I’m George Zimmerman,’” Winters added.
Witnesses told investigators Zimmerman announced himself in the restaurant as the man cleared on self-defense grounds in the 2012 murder of Trayvon Martin.
The 32-year-old complimented a man’s Confederate flag tattoo and then started talking about Martin.
“You’re bragging about that?” a man said as he approached the group.
Zimmerman told the Orlando Sentinel Thursday that his assailant, identified in the police report as “Eddie,” thought he was Matthew Apperson, the man accused of shooting at Zimmerman during a road-rage confrontation last year.
“You better get the f-ck out of here you n—-r lover, you ain’t welcome here,” the man allegedly told Zimmerman before punching him and breaking his glasses.
The man then allegedly fled on a blue Harley Davidson motorcycle.
“He told me he was going to kill me, he told me he’d f—ing shoot me, he punched me in the face,” Zimmerman whined to the 911 dispatcher.
Since the murder of Trayvon Martin, Zimmerman has had a number of high-profile run-ins with the law, including the road rage incident where he was shot by Apperson.
He has been arrested twice in recent years for domestic violence, including last January when he reportedly threw a wine bottle at his then-girlfriend’s head.
The woman later recanted her story and charges against Zimmerman were dropped.
By: Tobias Salinger And Denis Slattery
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