• Police: George Zimmerman accused of threatening driver


    ORLANDO, Fla. - George Zimmerman is back in the spotlight. This time he's accused of threatening a driver.

    According to Lake Mary police, they received a call from a man who claimed Zimmerman was involved in a road rage incident and that he had shown up outside the workplace of the alleged victim.

    Police said Matthew Apperson told them he is not interested in pressing charges, despite claims that Zimmerman showed up at his workplace two days after allegedly threatening to kill him.

    Officers were called to Waymont Court by Apperson, 35, who said he thought Zimmerman was stalking him.

    Apperson said that on Tuesday he and Zimmerman got into an argument on Lake Mary Boulevard.

    Apperson claimed a shouting match turned into death threats.

    Reports show Zimmerman allegedly said "I'll (expletive) kill you. Do you know who I am?"

    The reports said that Apperson fled to a gas station where he called 911.

    "I looked over, and George Zimmerman was the driver, and they were threatening to kick my ass and shoot me," Apperson said in the 911 call. "He almost hit my car in an aggressive move. (He) said he was going to shoot me dead."

    Police could not corroborate the incident until yesterday when they got a call that Zimmerman was near Apperson's workplace.

    A body camera on a Lake Mary police officer recorded the officer's encounter with Zimmerman.

    "What were you doing here at Waymont over there? You have business or something?" the officer is heard asking Zimmerman.

    Zimmerman claimed it was just a coincidence that he was outside Apperson's workplace. He said he was visiting a doctor, whose office was next door.

    "By all accounts he had a legitimate reason for being in the parking lot," said Bianca Gillette with the Lake Mary Police Department. "Coincidences do happen. Officers on scene investigated to the best they could. We did not have a crime that occurred."

    Police said Zimmerman admitted to being a part of the incident on Lake Mary Boulevard but did not admit to making death threats.

    In 2013 Zimmerman was in the national spotlight when he was acquitted of murder charges in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

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