You’re George Zimmerman and you’re in hiding after being acquitted for murdering an unarmed teenager, so what do you do when you see an overturned vehicle on the highway? You go help them (for the potentially good press), of course!
According to ABC News, Zimmerman was one of two men who helped pull a family of four out of a Ford Explorer SUV that had rolled over after traveling off the highway in Sanford, Florida last Thursday afternoon — just days after a jury found him not guilty of second-degree murder and manslaughter in 17-year-old Trayvon Martin’s death.
The deputy who responded to the crash said that by the time he arrived on the scene, Zimmerman and another man had already helped the mother, father and their two children safely get out of the overturned vehicle.
Zimmmerman wasn’t a witness to the crash, which reportedly happened less than a mile away from the gated community where he shot Trayvon Martin. The 29-year-old left the scene after giving a brief statement to an officer who recognized him.
This almost reminds me of the scene in “Crash” when the creepy pervert cop guy (played by Matt Dillon) rescued Thandie Newton’s character from a burning car after he had basically molested her with his hands in front of her husband (Terrence Howard) earlier in the movie.
Anyhow, in related news, George Zimmerman’s parents say that they have been receiving death threats and haven’t been able to return to their home following the verdict that made their son a free man.
“We have had an enormous amount of death threats. George’s legal counsel has had death threats, the police chief of Sanford, many people have had death threats,” Zimmerman’s father, Robert Zimmerman said in an interview with ABC’s Barbara Walters. “‘Everyone with Georgie’s DNA should be killed’ — just every kind of horrible thing you can imagine.”