Zimmerman's Girlfriend Retracts Story: Says He Didn't Point Gun At Her, Wants Charges Dropped
Demonstrating once again that he’s invulnerable to punishment and consequences, George Zimmerman has caught yet another lucky break. You’ll recall that earlier this month, Zimmerman’s girlfriend called 9-11 on him during some manner of dispute in her home, accusing him of smashing a table and pointing a shotgun in her face; Zimmerman was subsequently charged with felony assault. Now, the girlfriend in question is recanting her story, saying that actually, Zimmerman never threatened her or pointed a handgun at her, and that everyone should just ignore the harrowing 9-11 recording of her saying otherwise.
“I do not want George Zimmerman charged,” Samantha Scheibe said in a sworn statement filed in Seminole County Court Monday. “I make this decision freely, knowingly, and voluntarily, without any intimidation coercion or undue influences.”
Scheibe adds that she wants “to be with George,” and has asked a judge to reverse an order prohibiting Zimmerman from contacting her. Prosecutors will now have to decide whether to pursue charges against Zimmerman now that Scheibe has retracted her story.
"You point your gun at my fricking face," Scheibe told Zimmerman on the original 911 call. "Get out of my house. Do not push me out of my house. Please get out of my house."
However, Sheibe now says that “George never pointed a gun at or toward my face in a threatening manner” — which, of course, begs the question of whether he pointed a gun at her face in a non-threatening manner — and that she’s “not afraid of George in any manner.”
This is the second time one of Zimmerman’s partners has accused him of being violent and threatening, then retracted the claims and opted not to charge him. In September, Zimmerman’s then-wife Shellie told police that he’d pointed a gun at her and her father; police later said that he smashed an iPad in the process to destroy video evidence of the altercation. Shellie later changed her story and decided not to press charges. Prior to these two incidents, Zimmerman was pulled over for speeding while in possession of a handgun; police let him off. And of course, all of this came after Zimmerman shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black youth, only to be found not guilty.
“When I was being questioned by the police, I felt very intimidated,” Sheibe said in her statement. “I believe that the police misinterpreted me and that I may have misspoken about certain facts that in my statement to police. I do not feel that the arrest report accurately recounts what happened.”
Zimmerman has more lives than a cat; it really seems as if there’s some sort of evil guardian angel watching over him. But Steve Bracknell, chief of a Florida police department, referred to him as an “Aurora waiting to happen,” and so sadly — and frighteningly — this may not be the last we hear of Zimmerman.