George Zimmerman, after he was arrested, Nov. 18, 2013, in Apopka, Fla. (AP/Seminole County Sheriff`s Office)

George Zimmerman's girlfriend wants to drop charges, "be with him" again

Samantha Scheibe wrote that Zimmerman "never pointed a gun at or toward my face in a threatening manner"

Katie McDonough
December 10, 2013 3:33AM (UTC)

Well, this is sad and bizarre news.

Samantha Scheibe, who called Florida police last month to report that George Zimmerman had physically threatened her with a firearm during an alleged domestic violence incident, no longer wants to press charges against him.


Zimmerman is currently facing a felony aggravated assault charge, and was ordered by a judge to surrender his firearms and to stay away from Scheibe.

According to court documents filed by Zimmerman's attorney Jayne Weintraub, a sworn statement from Scheibe states, "I do not want George Zimmerman charged."

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Scheibe's new affidavit taken Dec. 6 stated, "When I was being questioned by police I felt very intimidated...I believe that the police misinterpreted me and that I may have misspoken about certain facts in my statement to police."

Scheibe wrote that Zimmerman "never pointed a gun at or toward my face in a threatening manner" and that "I want to be with George."

Weintraub claims that Scheibe reached out to her and asked that the order barring contact between herself and Zimmerman be lifted.

Scheibe originally told a 911 dispatcher that the incident began when the former neighborhood watch captain grew upset during an argument and brandished a weapon at her.

"He's in my house, breaking all my s--- because I asked him to leave," Scheibe told the dispatcher. "He's got a freaking gun, breaking all my stuff right now."

Scheibe said at the time Zimmerman pushed her out the home and locked her out. Authorities said when they arrived Scheibe gave them keys to the home, and that they had to push through obstacles by the door to get in.

At the time, Zimmerman told police that Scheibe instigated the incident.

More to come as the story develops.

Katie McDonough

Katie McDonough is Salon's politics writer, focusing on gender, sexuality and reproductive justice. Follow her on Twitter @kmcdonovgh or email her at

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