George Zimmerman was punched in the face at a Florida bar after bragging about killing Trayvon Martin, officials and witnesses said. The former neighborhood watchman said he was assaulted by a drunken patron who “mistook him for someone else” at the Gators Riverside Grille in Sanford around 5:00 p.m. Sunday, according to a police report obtained by the Daily News.
“This man just punched me in the face,” Zimmerman told a 911 dispatcher. “He said he was going to kill me. You need to send three or four cops. He told me he was going to kill me, he told me he’d f—ing shoot me, he punched me in the face.”
But staff at the restaurant and witnesses countered the acquitted murderer’s account and said the incident was nothing more than a shoving match that stemmed from Zimmerman bragging about his notorious past. Witnesses told investigators Zimmerman announced his presence in the bar as the killer cleared on self-defense grounds in the 2012 shooting of Martin.
“They shoved each other and that was the end,” Gators Riverside Grille owner Edward Winters revealed. “He said, ‘You don’t know who I am, do you? I’m George Zimmerman.’”
The assailant who punched Zimmerman, breaking his glasses in the process, then fled on a blue Harley Davidson motorcycle. He was only identified as “Eddie” in the police report.
Zimmerman, who recently auctioned off the 9-mm. handgun he used to kill the teen for $250,000 online, was acquitted of shooting the unarmed 17-year-old in a 2013 trial.
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