George Zimmerman, who was acquitted in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin back in 2013, told police he was punched in the face by a restaurant customer who overheard him talking about the killing.
“This man just punched me in the face,” Zimmerman told a dispatcher in his 911 call. “He said he was going to kill me,” he added.
Witnesses, however, tell a different story.
“They shoved each other and that was the end,” attested Gators Riverside Grille owner Edward Winters. Winters told NY Daily News that no punches were thrown during the fight.
Since the killing of Trayvon Martin, Zimmerman has had several high-profile encounters with the law. Restaurant patrons claim Zimmerman announced himself in the restaurant as the man cleared on self-defense grounds in the 2012 shooting of Martin. He complimented a man’s Confederate flag tattoo and then started talking about Martin, which led to an altercation between himself and a man identified in the police report as “Eddie.”
Eddie is said to have fled on a blue Harley Davidson motorcycle.
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