CBS 11 Header TXA 21 Header MeTV Header KRLD Header The Fan Header

Local

George Zimmerman Stopped For Speeding In North Texas

View Comments

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

From Our CBS Music Web Sites

kluvs super 70s weekend voting 1979 dl George Zimmerman Stopped For Speeding In North TexasPick The Best Song From 1979

115245513 8 George Zimmerman Stopped For Speeding In North TexasCrush Of The Day: Mila Kunis

80219448 George Zimmerman Stopped For Speeding In North TexasViral Video: Hilarious Southwest Safety Announcement

155742164 George Zimmerman Stopped For Speeding In North TexasPick Your Favorite Victoria Secret Model

Featured Items

Fantasy_tileHottest Olympians

pet_tileYour Pet Photos

weather_tileSend Us Your Weather Photos

NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – CBS 11 News has learned that George Zimmerman, the man recently found not guilty for fatally shooting 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Florida, was armed when an officer pulled him over for speeding in North Texas.

Zimmerman was pulled over on July 28 at 12:54 p.m., while traveling westbound on Highway 80 in Forney, a Kaufman County city about 20 miles east of Dallas.

George Zimmerman leaves the courtroom at the end of the day during his trial on July 12, 2013 in Sanford, Florida. (credit: Gary W. Green-Pool/Getty Images)

George Zimmerman leaves the courtroom at the end of the day during his trial on July 12, 2013 in Sanford, Florida. (credit: Gary W. Green-Pool/Getty Images)

When Zimmerman was pulled over in a gray-colored Honda pickup with Florida tags he told the policeman he was armed. The officer instructed him to leave the weapon in his glove compartment and said that if after checking his background, and if there were no criminal issues, he could go on his way. The entire incident was captured on the officer’s dashcam.

At some point Zimmerman asked the officer if he recognized him from television and the officer said he did not.

Leaning toward the truck window, the officer and Zimmerman had this exchange.

Officer: “Where you headed to?”
Zimmerman: “Nowhere in particular.”
Officer: “Nowhere in particular? Why do you say that?”
Zimmerman: “You didn’t see my name?”
Officer: What a coincidence.”

After a background check, the 29-year-old was given a verbal warning for speeding and allowed to leave.

Toward the end of the traffic stop, you hear the officer ask Zimmerman about current warrants.

Officer: “Are you clear of warrants and stuff?”

Zimmerman: “Absolutely, sir”

Officer: “As long as you don’t have any warrants you’ll be cut loose with a warning OK? Just take it easy.  Just go ahead and shut your glove compartment. Protect your firearm OK?”

Forney Police aren’t talking about the traffic stop but since CBS 11 broke the story George Zimmerman tweeted the following message:  “Our family receives many death threats. We all continue to take our security seriously and to ensure our safety in accordance with the law.”

Zimmerman did not say why he was in North Texas or where he was headed.

Latest News:

Top Trending:

View Comments