Sanford, FL – George Zimmerman was in jail after he was charged with stalking a private investigator.
According to the Florida prosecutor, Zimmerman made 55 calls, 67 texts, 36 voicemails and 27 emails to the private investigator over a 10-day period in December of 2017, USA Today reported.
“Text me again. I’ll show up at your home you (expletive)!” Zimmerman told the investigator, according to police.
Zimmerman, 33, was arrested May 3 and held at the Seminole County Jail on a misdemeanor stalking charge, USA Today reported. He has since been released on bond, according to USA Today.
Dennis Warren, the private investigator, was hired by a production company that is making a documentary on the 2012 shooting of Trayvon Martin.
Zimmerman was charged after fatally shooting Martin, but was acquitted using Florida’s Stand Your Ground defense.
According to court documents, Warren contacted Zimmerman about the production but then stopped talking to Zimmerman. Warren told the police the he and the documentary’s producer continued to receive threats from Zimmerman even after they stopped contact with him.
“Dennis is a (expletive) WHO BOTHERED MY UNCLE IN HIS HOME. Local OR former law officer He’s well on his way to the inside of a gator as well. 10-4?” Zimmerman allegedly told the producer, according to USA Today.
The police told Warren to send Zimmerman a text message that he cease all contact with him.
“Zimmerman continued sending threatening text messages, emails and making repeated unwanted phone calls to Warren’s phone,” the deputies wrote in an affidavit, according to USA Today.
“Text me again. I’ll show up at your home you (expletive)!!!” Zimmerman told Warren, according to the police.
Zimmerman also texted Warren a link to a news article where Zimmerman was quoted, “I know how to handle people who (expletive) with me, I have since February of 2012. Anyone who (expletive) with my parents will be fed to an alligator.”
According to court documents, Seminole County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Shannon Seiple contacted Zimmerman on Jan. 3. Zimmerman yelled profanities at Sgt. Seiple and continued to yell and insult her over the phone.