• Report: George Zimmerman asked to watch DeLand business due to recent burglary

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    DELAND, Fla. - DeLand police initially told WFTV that George Zimmerman was working as a security guard at Pompano Pat's in DeLand, but a report stated that the owner of the business had asked Zimmerman to guard the store due to a recent burglary.

    Pompano Pat's is a locally-owned store on South Woodland Boulevard that sells firearms, ammunition and motorcycles.

    The Department of Agriculture said Zimmerman is not a licensed security guard, and the management of Pompano Pat's said he is not an official employee.

    Last year, Zimmerman was cleared of all charges in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

    Zimmerman wasn't arrested for 44 days after the Feb. 26, 2012, shooting as police in Sanford insisted that Florida's Stand Your Ground law on self-defense prohibited them from bringing charges. Florida gives people wide latitude to use deadly force if they fear death or bodily harm.

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