George Zimmerman Emerged from Hiding for Truck Crash Rescue

Matt Gutman and Alexis Shaw, ABC News, July 22, 2013

George Zimmerman, who has been in hiding since he was acquitted of murder in the death of Trayvon Martin, emerged to help rescue a family who was trapped in an overturned vehicle, police said today.

Zimmerman was one of two men who came to the aid of a family of four–two parents and two children–trapped inside a blue Ford Explorer SUV that had rolled over after traveling off the highway in Sanford, Fla. at approximately 5:45 p.m. Thursday, the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

{snip} The crash site is less than a mile from where Zimmerman shot Martin.

By the time police arrived, two people–including Zimmerman–had already helped the family get out of the overturned car, the sheriff’s office said. No one was reported to be injured.

Zimmerman was not a witness to the crash and left after speaking with the deputy, police said.

{snip}

The acquittal prompted dozens of protests across the country this past weekend and his lawyers have said that Zimmerman has been the subject of death threats. His lawyers said Zimmerman has been wearing a bullet-proof vest when he ventures out in public.

{snip}

Topics:

Share This

We welcome comments that add information or perspective, and we encourage polite debate. If you log in with a social media account, your comment should appear immediately. If you prefer to remain anonymous, you may comment as a guest, using a name and an e-mail address of convenience. Your comment will be moderated.
  • Before you know it, People will be saying the whole thing was staged.
    I wonder “who” those people are.

    • capnmorgan5150

      Or they’ll say Zimmerman only helps Whites and kills blacks.

      • Erasmus

        George Zimmerman’s courage makes me want to go watch an old Tarzan movie.

        • MikeofAges

          Paul Blart, Mall Cop. Life imitates art.

          • Sick of it

            I loved that movie.

      • 48224

        George Zimmerman couldn’t help blacks in a crash. They’d take one look at him and start the beating. They’d get a lot of street cred for beating or killing George.

        • me

          The feral Bantus would beat George with their severed limbs while waiting for the amberlamps to arrive….

      • me

        As it should be….oops, did I say that out loud? I mean, of COURSE we should continue to help our rage-filled, homicidal, and racist Black brothers. That’s what diversity is all about!

    • Eagle_Eyed

      Honestly it sounded a bit fishy to me. But then again, he’s been given a raw deal to begin with so I can’t blame him for wanting to improve his image if this indeed was just set up for the media.

      • He’s had a good ten days, but he ought to practice the “laying low” thing a bit more assiduously. I wouldn’t be too keen on even leaving my house if I were him.

        • me

          Bantus only attack in packs, like jackals….George needs to have his own ‘posse’, with video cameras and a few concealed weapons at the ready. The wild Bantu videos are admissible in court, ya know.

    • tickyul

      FilthCnn just had an Urban American woman just about say that about this incident involving Zimmerman……….”trumped up publicity stunt”.

      • I’ve heard lots of people roll their own cars and set them on fire while they and their families are still inside. Happens every day!

        • tickyul

          They want very badly to take Zimmerman down…no matter how they have to do it. What for MypeopleHolder to announce some obscure federal charges with 2 weeks.

        • me

          LOL! Conspiracy theory debunked in a most witty way….

          • As Bon said the other day, quoting Saul Alinsky, “ridicule is the most effective form of criticism”.

    • Andy

      The Huffers already said that.

      • I had to think a minute before I realized you meant Huffington Post, but I have to agree; much of what they produce does seem like they’ve been huffing gasoline fumes.

        • MikeofAges

          Men are from Drudge. Women are from Huffington.

          Replaces, “Men are from Lenin. Women are from Mao”.

          Or was that Mars and Venus. Jeez, I forget. My memory of what it was like before the revolution just gets fuzzier and fuzzier every day.

        • me

          Actually, it’s a heady mixture of airplane glue, jenkum, and Bantu sweat….it makes them crazy!

          • TheAntidote

            While we’re on the subject, I think Chris Matthews must be a jemken addict.

    • Puggg

      The conspiracy theorists of the left (and yes, they’re already out there on MSNBC saying it was staged) are merely projecting their own propensities when they spout these theories. They’re basically admitting that staging this kind of thing is something they would do.

      • They managed to stage a “trial” as a twisted, Marxist public morality play over a case of self-defense over which a grand jury – should one have been involved – would have returned “no true bill”.

  • BlarneyMiller

    TMZ is reporting that the family George rescued is white. So, according to today’s media, the good deed not only doesn’t count, but since it wasn’t a Family of Color it’s further proof of George’s racism.

    • capnmorgan5150

      I knew they were White when I read “2 parents”.

      • e2657383

        The fact that 75% of Black men abandon their children is clearly the fault of the White man.

        • Erasmus

          The absence of fathers is quite common in Sub-Saharan Africa.

          “What’s bred in the bone…” and I’ll that.

          • The Final Solution

            In the jungle, the whole tribe watch them kids. Every woman be every kid’s mom and every man be no one’s daddy.

          • 48224

            It takes a village.

        • IstvanIN

          True, I have heard white people tell bucks “go knock up that girl over there and then take off”.

      • me

        I knew they were White when they stuck around, instead of running away from an uninsured or stolen car….

    • So CAL Snowman

      Obviously he saved a family of Klan members on their way to burn a cross next to some dry asparagus in the hood.

    • robinbishop34

      Saving white people is a hate crime.

    • Spartacus

      That’s the only type of family worth rescuing…

  • Luca

    GZ, now you’re a hero twice. Can’t wait to hear Obama praise you in his next Rose Garden speech.

    • me

      LOL! Obamanation would rather kiss Jared Taylor’s White ass….

      • I suspect Mr. Taylor would decline the offer, should it be forthcoming from the Oval Office. I know I would.

  • Pax Romana

    News the Left didn’t want to hear:

    ‘George Zimmerman rescues victims trapped in overturned truck’

    ‘Four people, including two children, pulled unscathed from burning vehicle’

    ‘George Zimmerman grabs fire extinguisher, pulls family from overturned SUV’

    “What if George hadn’t gotten out of his truck?”

    Message from Zimmerman Haters to George Zimmerman: “We don’t need you to do that!”

    Now, will Obama announce that the rescued family from the overturned SUV could have been him and his family??

    Pax

    • capnmorgan5150

      Lol! Yeah, now are they gonna say he should’ve stayed in his truck?

    • e2657383

      Twice a hero.

    • 48224

      If Obama had an SUV……

  • Erasmus

    Acts speak louder than words.

    Trayvon was a skank who stole and robbed. George Zimmerman helps to save lives. Good on ya, George.

  • disqus_Xz3UA6obwj

    If Obama had a son he would act nothing like George Zimmerman. Instead he would have probably gone through the victims pockets.

    • me

      And get all ‘rapey’, too….after he beat them. “No justice, no peace….for Whites”

  • capnmorgan5150

    Superman, Batman, Spiderman….Zimmerman to the rescue!

    • Erasmus

      And his arch-nemesis could be a monster with the four heads of Eric Holder, Barack Obama, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, always half wasted on malt liquor.

      (Good taste prevents me from offering several possible appropriate names for that arch-nemesis.)

      • IstvanIN

        The Dark Knights?

        • capnmorgan5150

          That’s an insult to Batman.

          • IstvanIN

            Hmmm…the Darkie Nights?

          • capnmorgan5150

            That one I like, lol!

          • AB

            The Four of Spades

          • Romulus

            The coal quartet?

          • IstvanIN

            Coal is a valuable and useful resource. They are not.

        • me

          The Bantuhydrabeast……able to wreck whole nations with a single yowl!

    • By day, a mild-mannered insurance underwriter, but at time of need, he becomes… Zimmerman! (Cue music).

      It’ll be quite entertaining hearing the left try to spin this.

      • me

        Instead of an ‘S’, use a ‘Z’.

        • me

          He’s stronger than a political ‘railroad’ loco-motive, faster than a ‘Fast and Furious’ bullet, and able to leap skyscrapers of bullshit in a single act of selfless altruistic heroism….he’s Zimmerman!

    • Sick of it

      You know it’ll be a t-shirt now.

      • capnmorgan5150

        I’d better get a cut, lol!

    • Romulus

      You oughta get a patent! That’s a great T-shirt!!

  • IstvanIN

    Was the fambly he saved black? If not it doesn’t count.

  • Tim_in_Indiana

    The article didn’t say how Zimmerman happened to be on the scene. Was it a fluke or was he volunteering in some rescue capacity? Instead, the article wasted space rehashing the Martin incident. Notice how, rather than saying, “The crash site is less than a mile from where the altercation with Martin occurred, it says “The crash site is less than a mile from where Zimmerman shot Martin.” The MSM will never forgive or forget, will it? Nor will it let anyone else forget what it wants them to remember.

    • Sick of it

      If it’s less than a mile from that spot, it’s very close to where he lives.

      • It was rush hour; he could have been heading home from work.

        • me

          I can’t help but think that the forces of good put Zimmerman in a situation where he could show the content of his character….

          • Rather than be elected to the “white house” by the color of his skin?

            There’s one family that was happy he didn’t skedaddle to Peru.

  • capnmorgan5150

    Ugh. Top of the hour and MSNBC is still beating the race drum as usual, but they’re not saying anything about this story. Hypocrites.

    • me

      What do you expect, a miracle? LOL! MSNBC, an acronym for Mindless Socialist Negro-worshiping Bullshit Cons….

  • bigone4u

    Zimm: “There’s an overturned car that may catch fire. I have to do something.”
    911 Dispatch: “Stay in your car, sir. Do not leave your car.”
    Cops radioing to DA: “Zimmerman again. Wannbe fireman. Never listens.”
    DA back to cops: “Arrest him. We’ll figure out the charges later.”
    Cops back to DA: “Say what? Radio malfunctioning. Did not read.”
    Unfortunately, it appears that Zimm is living in the same area and now his cover is blown. Will the DA make his new address public or is his lawsuit keeping them honest for once? Stay safe, Zimm.

  • Steven Bannister

    This guy is like Superman!

  • RisingReich

    Yup. These are the actions of a cold blooded, raycis, murder – SAVES FOUR lives.

  • dd121

    Was he out for an ice cream?

    • Probably a Watermelon “Tea”. It must be good if Trayvon was willing to walk a half mile to the store and a half mile back in the rain for one. George probably would have doctored his up though with Ritalin and hydrocodone w/ apap.

  • capnmorgan5150

    I gotta say it was extremely courageous of Zimmerman to do this knowing every black in Florida is looking to kill him. I’m not sure I would’ve done the same in his position.

  • Johnny Squire

    Here’s an “unbiased” report from the New York Post:

    “George Zimmerman — under wraps since beating murder and manslaughter charges — emerged briefly from hiding to help passengers trapped in an overturned SUV, Florida officials said today.”

    “The former suspect, who blew away unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin, stopped Wednesday when he saw an overturned Ford Explorer, according to Seminole County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Heather Smith”

    “Jurors acquitted Zimmerman on all charges, buying defense claims that he feared for his life and was justified to use deadly force against the unarmed Martin.”

    • capnmorgan5150

      Wow, extremely unbiased. Especially the part where he “blew away unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin”.

      • Johnny Squire

        I think the media is angry they haven’t yet gotten the ratings/race riots they so desperately want.

        • Romulus

          Their not the only ones!

      • Sick of it

        Dr. Phil and his guests were saying similar garbage earlier today. And no I don’t watch Dr. Phil.

        • Jack Burton

          I remember Dr. Phil before he became popular. He’s a real asshole and rage monster. There are recordings of him going ballistic on guests that defied his nonsensical psychobabble.

    • Andy

      I thought you were parodizing, but looked it up to make sure. Lo and behold…

    • Romulus

      That’s unbiased !??? New York is the grand Daddy of urban sh***oles

    • Nathanwartooth

      I searched for the article and the entire thing is just a biased piece of garbage. It’s so obvious that the writer hated having to write about something that Zimmerman did that was good, so he tried to slam him as much as he could.

      • Johnny Squire

        Zimmerman will never redeem himself in their eyes, but if he wins big against NBC Universal for doctoring the 911 call I think we will see these kinds of reports disappear.

    • MikeofAges

      Not just biased language, but inaccurate by omission as well.

      • I believe that is abbreviated S.S.D.D.

        • MikeofAges

          Better explain that one.

          • “Same ‘Stuff’, Different Day”. When will the MSM *start* getting accurate about this man? That of course is what we call a self-answering question.

          • MikeofAges

            The MSM, all media really, works on the basis of “superstories”, some of which have gone on for decades. Daily events then are fitted into them. They do not want to change these. They would rather die than change them, and, in the case of much of the print media, are.

      • Jack Burton

        Biased inaccurate and overly dramatic. “… blew away unarmed teenager.”

  • The Final Solution

    Too bad there won’t be any scholarship for Zim. No good deed goes unpunished.

    • Romulus

      Where can I but a Zim T-shirt to go with my uncle bubba ones!?

  • Jefferson

    George Zimmerman is evidence that not all Nonwhites are scum.

    • Jack Burton

      No one said they were. Just like not all White people are intelligent and honorable people. In fact I’d say the majority aren’t. There is a bell curve for all things.

      The issue is, they are racially and culturally not us, and they never will be, regardless of their character.

      When looking at races as a group you see clear differences in what they can achieve, what kind of communities and countries they can create and how much crime they commit. When black males are 6% of the population and commit 50% of the murders in America, that’s a huge difference, regardless if you know a nice black guy.

      Bad black behavior is aided and abetted by the fact that blacks support and defend the worst elements of their race, they have no sense of class differences, they value group solidarity over morality and the truth. That’s why you have Obama, Holder and the rest claiming Trayvon is one of them. Obama even went so far as to say that was him 35 years ago.

    • Bossman

      What about his brother who looks very much like a white man of the Mediterranean type? Is he still a non-white? Where do you draw the line?

  • biscuits&gravy

    Well done, George, proving yet again your upstanding character.

    • Romulus

      We all knew George was a good guy. This just puts another feather in his cap. BTW ,nobody makes biscuits and gravy better than Granny!! Lol!

    • MBlanc46

      Or that fools rush in.

      • If fools rush in where angels dare to tread, this one seems to be working a lucky streak.

        If I were him, I’d invest in some decent shop tools and hide out in the basement with them for a year or three.

        • MBlanc46

          I’m not sure the Trayvon Martin killing is behind him legally yet. I’m very glad that he was acquitted, but, judging by his past behavior, he does seem to be a bit of a flake and almost pathological do-gooder.

  • Funruffian

    Zimmerman is an American Hero. This act of Good Samaritan bravery only cements his character!
    I wonder how the Trayvon crowd is taking this.

    There is a God! But he sure works in mysterious ways.

    • Jack Burton

      The reality is the same vigilance that motivated him to be the leader of the neighborhood watch and why he followed Trayvon, is what made him stop and help those people in danger.

      The anti-White media see vigilance against minorities as a sin.

  • Luca

    If the family he saved were black, they would be suing him right now claiming he caused the accident and ran up to the car and reached inside to steal their valuables.

  • MikeofAges

    What a day! The “Bash Zimmerman” express just got knocked right off the tracks. Not only that, but the British royal baby turned out to be a boy. That knocks out about 80 years, at least, of feminist psychobabble on the subject of the first British female heir, then queen under the new law of succession. God works in strange ways.

    • If we’re even luckier, Prince Charles will never reach the throne. Since his grandmother lived to be over 100, I suspect QE-II has quite a few years left in her.

      • MikeofAges

        Not so sure. The pop music fan crowd wants Will. Why validate their simple minded social, political and cultural phantasms? These are the same idiots who think they are “progressing” every time the son or daughter of some earlier pop star gets turned into a manufactured pop idol. Darn, if they could just push that pesky older generation out of the way, they’d be able to escape their dead end jobs and the persecution they suffer just because they look like a character in a zombie movie.

        • I dislike Charles because I think he’s a idiot for having swallowed the “anthropogenic global warming” tripe: hook, line and sinker.

          • MikeofAges

            I read of someone complaining that the United States was only country where “anthropogenic global warming” was not accepted as fact. What they failed to mention is that the United States is the only country where whether this is true or not is particularly consequential. Actually, the idea is quite unproven. Unknown whether there is global warming. If there is, whether it is caused by human. And unknown what the consequences of attempting a particular course to prevent might be. The consequences could be quite harmful to human civilization. We just don’t know how it all works. Or if events in the Sun, something we obviously cannot control, are a big influence.

          • BINGO: Events in the sun do affect the earth’s climate. The mini ice-age corresponds to the Maunder Minimum in the susnspot cycle.

          • MikeofAges

            That’s been noted. It has been pointed out that SUV’s are not the cause of global warming on Mars. We do not know what the consequences of any deliberately calculated actions might be. They might not be what we imagined at all, or there might be none even with serious dislocations.

          • MBlanc46

            He’s a bit of a nutter, all round.

    • Romulus

      I was thrilled to learn that kid was a boy!!!! The femme schtick is quite nauseating. Did you happen to see the news clips panning the subjects awaiting the news? I laughed out loud at seeing haji and groids pretending to be English!!!

      • Antipodean WN

        I really don’t care. The Royal Family are a bunch of parasites anyway.

        • Romulus

          We could discuss the monarchy in great detail but my hope is that England will produce another Longshanks or William the conquerer to ronconfigure Britain to it’s European demographic.

          • As an ethnic Celt, I would rather not another Edward I.

          • Romulus

            Lol ,no I meant no offense to the celts. I would just like to see someone with the fortitude to restore Britain and/or Europe. I do not wish more intra racial warfare. We’ve had quite enough of that in our long history.
            I just posted the first names that came to mind. Verson getorix or Wallace would also do just fine.

          • MikeofAges

            Charlemange. No half measures. Europe and, by extension, Western civilization are in jeopardy because the last two aspiring unifiers were a couple of high-flying poseurs. Especially Hitler. Napoleon just chronically overreached.

          • Romulus

            Charlemagne did an excellent job of keeping the muzzies out of Europe. However, his troops did murder 4800 indigenous white stock at Sutton hoo that didn’t wish to be forced to convert to new religion from the middle east. I didn’t intend to have a dialogue comparing conquerors and monarchs, I just dream of a racially and culturally unified Europe. If only, a dream. Considering what the “others” have done to the West, the aforementioned had a point. I don’t agree with the methods chosen, yet any of our lists of conquerors could be argued as the top crazy of history.

          • MikeofAges

            Darn, last time you were an Indian. LOL.

          • I am 3/16 Amerind: Cherokee and Tuskarora. I am also partly Irish, Scottish, Welsh and northwest German.

        • David Ashton

          Parasites do nothing except suck the life out of their hosts.

          The Queen is head of state and has done a good job on the whole for years past, and more cheaply than the presidents of the US and France. The civil list income is now restricted to working royals who also have a heavy timetable of miscellaneous duties, especially Prince Charles. The arrival of a new prince puts a temporary stop to the salami tactics of the republican movement as represented by Nick Clegg and even worse marxist revolutionaries, a “bunch” of real danger to the English nation. I have never known an “anti-racist” who did not share your opinon of our hereditary monarchy.

          • schmenz

            Considering that the Queen just unflinchingly signed the Poof Marriage Bill my respect for her dropped considerably. I agree her role is more as a figurehead than anything else but surely common decency would have prevented her from putting her name to such a horror.

        • MikeofAges

          If conducted properly, contemporary monarchy has its place. Though perhaps the British monarchy’s state support should be more limited. I think it has been already. The “Windsor” family (formerly the house of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha) owns private wealth in the hundreds of millions, at least. They can take care of their private lifestyle themselves.

          Any institution that can restrain some of the ills that a human-created polity is vulnerable to has a place. Different countries do it differently, and it doesn’t always work as planned. The point of conservatism is the belief that there are things and forces that human beings need to be protected from. If you accept this theory, then tradition and powerful institutions able to restrain even the powerful are what is called for.

          Monarchy can provide that, but it can be abused, or just fail. The same for constitutional republic.

  • Harumphty_Dumpty

    Here’s a humorous and effective “petition” that needs 150 sets of initials on it before it can go on display at the White House for all the world to see:

    “We, the American people, petition the Obama administration to create the ‘Trayvon Protection Act.

    This act will protect black persons from white violence by making it illegal for black persons to live in or travel to non-black neighborhoods, and will prohibit blacks from entering white owned businesses, white schools, white owned stores, etc. In essence, this act will require blacks to live separate lives away from non-blacks. This is the best way to ensure their safety from violent, racist people like George Zimmerman.

    Let’s finally give Trayvon justice by making it impossible for another black child to die from the bullets of non-blacks. Please create the ‘Trayvon Protection Act’ to keep America safe.”

    If you google “Trayvon Protection Act,” you’ll find the petition (it’s at the White House, but you have to link to it through some other site) and will be able to add initials to it to make it visible at the White House.

    And after you’ve done that, please also add initials to this month’s STOP WHITE GENOCIDE “petitions” that are now on display at the White House.

    Better yet, become a White GeNOcide Stalwart and join us to add initials to these every month on the FIRST.

    —————

    White GeNOcide Stalwarts

  • SoCal88

    Way to go George!!! Here’s hoping you can get your life back on track with a massive $ settlement from that disgusting, race-baiting NBC!

  • Jack Burton

    How many people have Obama, Holder, Sharpton, Corey and other low-lifes like them personally saved? Zero.

  • Jack Burton

    You guys shouldn’t get swept up in the media creation of Zimmerman, pro or con. The guy is still non-White with a White wife, he was born of miscegenation and continues that tradition.

    • I am also. I am 3/16 Amerind and my wife is Japanese. I’m not poaching your women.

      • David Ashton

        No-one can help how or what they are born.
        They can mostly help what they choose to do.
        “The right of all humans to life is different from the right of every human to reproduce.” (H.F.K. Guenther)
        Discuss.

        • Would you rather I was poaching your women? At age 47, I look 30, so I could probably get a nice 20 year-old blond.

          • Anonymous White

            Keep smoking those car fumes.

          • Jack Burton

            If you could have scored a hot blonde you would have. White(ish) men who go for Asians are usually beta dweebs, just sayin’.

          • I paid off a mortgage at age 38. Are you still renting? You write like a renter.

          • David Ashton

            No, why should I? Your response – perhaps forgivably – misses the point of my comment. People cannot help being born black, white or of mixed race. They should not be persecuted or threatened because of their inescapable ancestry. My quote from Guenther was put in for general discussion on eugenics and care for the health of future offspring. Black x white miscegenation on a grand scale strikes me as undesirable, for reasons I have given before, but I am fairly tolerant of several individual examples I know personally, though aware of one disastrous case.

            I was in Brighton, England, recently, where there are an exceptional number of stunningly beautiful young white women, many of whom had black companions, and I did feel that there were too many such, whereas the huge number of young Chinese couples now in the town seem mostly to keep to themselves.

          • David Ashton

            PS – This comment seems to appear and disappear and reappear each time I check this thread.

        • Anonymous White

          The right of some hominids to breed infringes upon the right of some humans to a quality life, as their offspring ruin the world.

      • Anonymous White

        Please don’t have kids. Thank you.

      • Jack Burton

        By the Racial Integrity Act of 1924 you would be considered non-White, 1/16th being the upper limit.

        There are quite a few racially mixed people who comment here.

    • Antipodean WN

      You have a point there. But he is far from the worst example of a non-white. John Derbyshire and Ramzpaul are far more disgusting – out and out Asiaphiles, the former married to and procreated with a Chinese woman. These, Amren describes as the foremost speakers for our race.

      Zimmerman is OK by me, notwithstanding his Peruvian Indian mother. He needs all the support he can get – he was almost sacrificed, and still could be, on the altar of political correctness.

      • Jack Burton

        I don’t even know how Derb is pro-White, he’s just anti-black. Hell, plenty of non-blacks hate blacks, that’s nothing special.

    • Bossman

      Hispanics have the power to turn themselves white if they want to.

      • Anonymous White

        They don’t want to.

      • Jack Burton

        Only if they shoot a black person, LOL.