George Zimmerman was taken into custody in Florida Monday following a panicked 911 call from his wife, Shellie, who told a dispatcher Zimmerman had assaulted her father and made threats with a gun.
Shellie Zimmerman: “He’s in his car and he continually has his hand on his gun and he keeps saying, ‘step closer.’ He’s just threatening all of us with his firearm.”
Dispatcher: “Step closer and what?”
Shellie Zimmerman: “And he’s going to shoot us.”
Shellie Zimmerman: “He punched my dad in the nose; he has a mark on his face. I saw his glasses were on the floor. He accosted my father and then took my iPad and smashed it and cut it with a pocketknife. I don’t know what he is capable of. I’m really scared.”
Shellie Zimmerman filed for divorce last week. Police said she later denied seeing a firearm and opted not to press charges. The incident comes less than two months after George Zimmerman was acquitted in the fatal shooting of unarmed African-American teenager Trayvon Martin last year.