Shooter Was Fixated on George Zimmerman, Police Report Says

Mike Schneider, MSN, May 20, 2015

A Florida man charged with shooting at George Zimmerman last week had “a fixation” on the former neighborhood watch leader and had recently been admitted to a mental institution, according to a police report made public Tuesday.

The Lake Mary Police Department report said that 36-year-old Matthew Apperson had shown signs of paranoia, anxiety and bipolar disorder.


Zimmerman told officers he had been driving in the Orlando suburb of Lake Mary last week when Apperson got behind his truck and yelled, “You remember me you fat mother f—–?” according to the report.

Apperson then yelled at Zimmerman, “You owe me your life. The only reason I didn’t press charges on you is because I wanted to kill you myself,” Zimmerman told detectives, according to the report.

Zimmerman and Apperson had a previous road-rage encounter last September, when Apperson alleged that Zimmerman had threatened him. Apperson decided not to pursue charges, and police officers were unable to move forward without a car tag identified or witnesses.

Two days later, Apperson called police to report that Zimmerman’s truck was parked near the disability-benefits office where he worked. Zimmerman told police officers he had an appointment in the same office park, and no charges were filed.

In the most recent incident, Zimmerman told officers he laughed and called Apperson a clown, and Apperson fired a gun at his car a short time later, leaving a bullet hole in his passenger-side window. Zimmerman suffered minor injuries.

Apperson gave police officers a different account. He said Zimmerman had pointed a gun at him as they were driving, so he fired at him with his revolver. A detective at the scene said he overheard Apperson say, “I hope I got him this time,” according to the police report.

Apperson was charged last Friday with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated battery and firing a missile into an occupied conveyance. He was released over the weekend on $35,000 bond.



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  • Not a one of the great tough hard courageous blacks that have had contact with George Zimmerman tried to knock him off? When someone tried, it turned out to be a white lunatic.

  • MekongDelta69

    Apperson was charged last Friday with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated battery and firing a missile into an occupied conveyance

    Is that what they’re calling sending multiple grains of ‘diplomacy’ down range now?!?

    Hoo-boy. In that case, I’ve fired a helluva lotta ‘missiles’ in my life!

  • Apparently Mr. Z. had moved away from Florida and was only there to visit his mother for Mother’s Day. He really ought to buy a new vehicle and register it with new plates. He’s apparently no angel, but getting shot at isn’t much fun (it still beats artillery).

    I have learned that there are two types of problems a fellow can have: the kind one can fix with money and the kind one can’t. I much prefer the former. Buying a new SUV would seem a good trade on his part.

    A very long trip to Peru might also be wise.

    • Viking_61

      Just like Joran van der Sloot of Aruba.

    • Anon


      Don’t be an idiot. Zimmerman isn’t famous for the actual incident so much as the propaganda media war waged against him was of such a ridiculous level. Despite the pounding he gave them and the Obama administration in court, they just keep on, keeping on.

      And this is a classic example. That Zimmerman was involved in some incident with a gun….BIG national news story. The fact that the guy involved was a mental patient…not covered (first I’m hearing about it here).

      Bizarre, spectacular news stories about this guy splashed nationwide, only to be retracted in tiny, tiny print, weeks later.

      At this rate, 20 years from now, there will be a minor story only printed locally about some guy known as Zimmerman that won a trillion dollar lawsuit recently….for reasons not really well understood.

      Either that or the new white only government will hang all those responsible and broadcast it on pay per view.

  • Whitetrashgang

    If you think being racist is bad you are mentally ill,Boy George needs to stay away from where the disability crowd hangs out,like Mcdonalds and such

  • Mangosteen, $1000 chair

    Why is he not being charged with premeditated attempted murder? He said he wanted to kill ZimZam, and shot at him! Isn’t that pretty cut and dried?

    • Reynardine

      Zimmerman has been officially designated as an “Enemy of the People” and consequently his assaulter will have his charges reduced to a misdemeanour.

  • Cheri Rodriguez

    I wonder how much an autographed picture of George Zimmerman and Bernie Goetz together would sell for on eBay (remember, price goes up after they’re dead).

  • dd121

    Can white on white ever be considered a “hate” crime?

    • bilderbuster

      Anything goes when it comes to laws that make things more difficult for Whites.
      It’s a “win/win” because there’s a White victim and the White hater gets harsh punishment.
      Both Whites in a bad situation.

    • Cuddles

      Zimmerman is a mestizo and not white.

  • Belinda Boundreau

    Guessing Apperson is a narcissistic ‘gay man’ with a Stormfraud ID.

  • Mike Rakhabit

    This dropped out of the mainstream media like a hot potato once it was clear that he was attacked by a deranged liberal.

    • jambi19

      Yep. The initial headlines in my local FL tv newscast made it seem as if Z was a paranoid hot head shooting at another aspiring rapper with a football skolachip.

  • John Smith

    The real dangerous nuts are these progressive SJWs.

  • >>He was released over the weekend on $35,000 bond.

    Many people would pay that so he can get another shot at Zimmerman.

    Once Zimmerman gets killed, it will be a white on Hispanic hate crime. As a victim he will be demoted to hispanic again. Did Jared Taylor not explain that?

    • eyemale

      this was the headline last year”

      “George Zimmerman threatened to kill man in road rage incident, Florida police say”

      “Police said the man, whose name was not released, called police after a truck pulled up next to him and the driver yelled, “Why are you pointing a finger at me?”

      The man pulled into the Circle K at 4410 W. Lake Mary Blvd. to call 911, according to police, who added that driver followed him into the parking lot but took off before police arrived.

      Police spokeswoman Bianca Gillett said the man recognized the truck driver as
      Zimmerman. The man said Zimmerman, who was carrying a gun, asked, “Do you know who I am?” before saying, “I’ll (f***ing) kill you.”

      Two days later, the man said he saw Zimmerman in his truck outside his workplace. He called police but declined to press charges”

      Zimmerman is in town for mother day and the two meet again in same area near where MA works … and MA is the stalker?. the working man who on lunch in the area where he works see’s GZ who doesn’t work and in the area where MA works and claims he moved and is just in town for mother day..

  • Cuddles

    Zimmerman did nothing wrong in all cases including that parasite killing. He shouldn’t follow the altruistic virus that came with his Caucasian genes.

    • eyemale

      oh yes GZ is a victim of circumstance where it always the other person fault

  • Cuddles

    That’s America!

  • Snazzy Snook

    Hmmm, 35,000 dollar bail for attempted murder ? Nice !!

  • The Worlds Scapegoat

    Apperson is a sociopath. I have been stalked by many sociopaths. I know what Zimmerman is going through.


  • Canadian Friend

    A mentally deranged man obsessing over Zimmerman and wanting to hurt Zimmerman?

    The whole main stream media was so obsessed with him and wanted to hurt Zimmerman so badly that they doctored the 911 call and said dozens of lies about him,

    the journalists at the main stream media are mentally deranged and dangerous as well.

    They had also revealed everything short of the street address of that police officer who shot Michael Brown, obviously in hopes someone would go to his house and hurt him or his wife

    people in the main stream media are mentally deranged and dangerous.