George Zimmerman’s wife called 911 yesterday to report that her husband was threatening her family with a gun, but she later declined to press charges, reports the Orlando Sentinel. Zimmerman was acquitted this summer in the widely-publicized Trayvon Martin shooting. Shellie Zimmerman, who filed for divorce last week, told officers who responded to her call that she never saw a weapon, police Chief Steve Bracknell said. “We have no victim, no crime,” Bracknell said.
Zimmerman attorney Mark O’Mara said his client didn’t threaten anyone with his gun: “The gun was holstered under his shirt, and it stayed there the whole time,” O’Mara said. Shellie Zimmerman’s brother, DJ Dean, said that George Zimmerman has changed a great deal since he killed Trayvon. “Before the incident, he was probably the nicest person I ever met,” DJ Dean said. “I think the guilt and self-hatred got to him.” Zimmerman had successfully kept his hideout a secret for a year, but that fell apart yesterday when his estranged wife called police. Three news helicopters hovered overhead at 3:30 p.m., and TV news trucks lined what had been a very quiet residential street near Seminole State College.