Seems old Georgie-Boy isn’t quite working security as he claims.
From Click Orlando:
Johnson said that Zimmerman, on his own accord, has been spotted outside the store since the robbery earlier this month. The thieves stole rifles worth up to $5,000 and two mini-bikes, according to Johnson.
“I didn’t OK it. I didn’t know about it. I didn’t authorize it. I didn’t pay for it,” Johnson said. “He had just watched Facebook and the news and just took it upon himself to come up here and sit.”
Johnson added that although he knows Zimmerman, he has not hired him as a security officer.
“I sent him a text message telling him not to come back to the store anymore,” Johnson said.
ORIGINAL STORY BELOW
The officer spotted Zimmerman outside the Pompano Pat’s, a firearms, ammunition, and motorcycle shop, but told the officer he was working night security.
Officers attempted to contact DeLand Mayoral candidate Pat Johnson, the owner, to verify the legitimacy of Zimmerman’s claims, but the candidate was unreachable. “He said he had permission from Pat Johnson to do night security but our officers could not make contact with Pat Johnson to verify that so we did an information report,” Sgt. Chris Estes said.
The gun store’s sales manager told the News-Journal that Zimmerman is not in any way affiliated with the shop. “George Zimmerman is not an employee of the business and he is not getting paid in any way, shape or form by Pompano Pat’s,” Sam Porter said. Porter explained that he was aware Zimmerman was outside the store on Sunday, but could not make any statements beyond that. Questions, he said, should be referred to Johnson.
Zimmerman claims that Johnson asked him to leave his dog in the business, and that he was staying with the dog to keep an eye on things. He told officers he will be doing night security for an “undeterminate” amount of time.
Zimmerman, who says he wants to be a civil rights attorney, was acquitted for the murder of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed teenager whose only crime was walking home with skittles and a can of Arizona while being black. Zimmerman stalked the teen and, despite a 911 operator’s order that he not pursue and not engage, attacked Martin. Zimmerman has spoken out since his escape from justice, lamenting that he wants his old life back.
In any case, is he the person to trust with nighttime security?