Deputies: George Zimmerman pointed shotgun at girlfriend
Updated On: Nov 19 2013 10:04:31 AM EST
Seminole County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested George Zimmerman on Monday afternoon after his girlfriend accused of him breaking a table and pointing a shotgun at her.
Chief Deputy Dennis Lemma said Zimmerman's girlfriend told deputies that she and Zimmerman, 30, had gotten into an argument when he broke a table and pointed a shotgun at her.
"I'm doing this again? You just broke my glass table, you broke my sunglasses and you put your gun in my freaking face, and told me to get the ---- out, 'cause this is not your house," Zimmerman's girlfriend said to Zimmerman in the 911 call. "No, get out of here."
Zimmerman's girlfriend got to the front door and called 911 when Zimmerman pushed her out of the house, then barricaded the door with furniture, said Lemma. She wasn't injured.
As deputies knocked at the door, Zimmerman called 911 and said officers were banging on the window, "my girlfriend has gone crazy ... I want everyone to know the truth."
Zimmerman was booked into the John E. Polk Correctional Facility at 1:43 p.m. He was charged with aggravated assault, battery domestic violence, and criminal mischief.
Zimmerman's first appearance in court was scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Zimmerman was acquitted of all charges earlier this year in the 2012 shooting of Trayvon Martin. The death of the black teenager, who was unarmed, touched off a nationwide debate about race and self-defense. Zimmerman has said he shot the 17-year-old to defend himself during a fight.
Zimmerman's arrest at a house in Apopka, about 15 miles northwest of Orlando, was just his latest brush with the law.
Zimmerman and his estranged wife were involved in a domestic dispute in September just days after Shellie Zimmerman filed divorce papers, but police later said no charges were filed against either of them because of a lack of evidence.
Zimmerman has also been pulled over three times for traffic stops since his acquittal. He was ticketed for doing 60 mph in a 45 mph zone in Lake Mary in September and was given a warning by a state trooper along Interstate 95 for having a tag cover and windows that were too darkly tinted. He was also stopped near Dallas in July and was given a warning for speeding.
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