The Florida man acquitted of all charges in the death of Trayvon Martin was attacked in a restaurant over the weekend, an Orlando TV station reported.
According to WFTV ABC-9, which obtained a copy of the 911 call, George Zimmerman told police he’d been punched in the face and threatened with murder at the Gators Riverside restaurant in Sanford, Florida.
According to Mr. Zimmerman on the call, the man accused him of bragging about killing the black teenager.”He recognized me. He told me he was going to kill me he told me he’d (expletive) shoot me and he punched me in the face.”
“He recognized me. He told me he was going to kill me he told me he’d (expletive) shoot me and he punched me in the face,” Mr. Zimmerman said on a call that WFTV reported was generally confirmed by witnesses.
According to the witnesses, WFTV reported, Mr. Zimmerman said to someone at the restaurant, “I love your tattoos. My name is George Zimmerman, you know, that guy who killed Trayvon Martin?”
That’s when the attacker, whom WFTV did not name nor identify by race, confronted Mr. Zimmerman, the witnesses said.
Mr. Zimmerman has been attacked before over the Martin killing, which he acknowledged he committed, but successfully argued to a jury was self-defense.
In 2015, according to authorities, Matthew Apperson stalked Mr. Zimmerman and incited multiple road-rage incidents, including one in which he shot at Mr. Zimmerman.