It’s hard to imagine a George Zimmerman-less world. He burst into the American collective consciousness with the welcome and expectation of an acid-filled, busted fire hydrant after his brazen attack in February 2012 on an unsuspecting teenager whose trip to the store for Skittles and iced tea would be his last.
On July 13, 2013, George Zimmerman was acquitted of murder charges in the killing of Trayvon Martin, but that didn’t mean he would go away. Since then Zimmerman has saved a family, been stopped for speeding, divorced his wife, allegedly beaten his father-in-law, reportedly threatened his girlfriend, claimed that he is homeless and suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, and sold a painting on eBay for more than $100,000.
Here’s a list of all the things Zimmerman has been up to since being released:
July 17, 2013
Only four days after the verdict, the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office reports that George Zimmerman helped two children and their parents to safety after the family’s SUV overturned on a Florida highway. No one involved in the accident was badly hurt.
July 28, 2013
Zimmerman is pulled over in Dallas for speeding. He tells the officer that he has a gun in the glove compartment. He also asks the officer if he looks familiar. Zimmerman is given a warning and let go. The stop, which lasts about five minutes, is caught on the officer’s patrol-car dash cam. The video is leaked to TMZ.
Aug. 19, 2013
Zimmerman is pulled over by the Florida Highway Patrol in Brevard County for having an improper tag display on his Honda truck. He is also warned that the window tint on his car is too dark. He claims that he has extra-dark tint because he has received death threats since the acquittal. He is issued a warning.
Aug. 22, 2013