Report: George Zimmerman pulls victim from crash

It was his first surfacing since the verdict

By Alex Halperin
Published July 22, 2013 5:19PM (EDT)
George Zimmerman                 (AP/Gary W. Green)
George Zimmerman (AP/Gary W. Green)

ABC is reporting that George Zimmerman, who was acquitted for the murder of Trayvon Martin earlier this month, rescued a victim from a crash:

Sanford Police Department Capt. Jim McAuliffe told ABC News that Zimmerman "pulled an individual from a truck that had rolled over" at the intersection of a Florida highway last week. Florida Highway Patrol is now handling the case, McAuliffe said.

The crash occurred at the intersection of I-4 and route 417, police said. The crash site is less than a mile from where he shot Martin.

It's the first known sighting of Zimmerman since he left the courtroom following his acquittal last week on murder charges for the death of Martin. Zimmerman, 29, shot and killed Martin, 17, in Sanford, Fla., on Feb. 26, 2012. The jury determined that Zimmerman shot Martin in self-defense.

Alex Halperin

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