LAKE MARY, Fla. (WFTV) Channel
9 has learned police were called to a home in Lake Mary on Monday after
George Zimmerman allegedly threatened his wife and her father with a
Lake Mary Police Chief Steve Bracknell said Zimmerman's wife,
Shellie Zimmerman, called police shortly after 2 p.m. about a domestic
disturbance at her parents' house on Sprucewood Road.
said Shellie Zimmerman told 911 dispatchers that her husband pulled a
gun on her and her father after a verbal altercation.
"He continually has his hand
on his gun and he's saying, 'Step closer,' and he's just threatening
all of us with his firearm. And he's going to shoot us," Shellie
Zimmerman told dispatchers.
Shellie Zimmerman told dispatchers her husband also punched her father in the face.
"He punched my dad in the nose. My dad has a mark on his face. He
accosted my father and then took my iPad out of my hands and smashed it
and cut it with a pocket knife," she said. "I don't know what he's
capable of. I'm really, really scared."
Zimmerman hasn't been arrested and officers were at the house trying to determine what happened, Bracknell said.
"We've only heard one side of the story so far," Bracknell said.
ABC News, Shellie Zimmerman and her father refused to give statements to police and they do not want to press charges.
Shellie Zimmerman's brother, D.J. Dean, talked with Channel 9's Tim
Barber following the alleged altercation. Dean said ever since the
acquittal, George Zimmerman has seemed different.
does seem different," said Dean. "Before the incident, he probably was
the nicest guy I ever met. I think the guilt and self-hatred got to
Last week, Zimmerman's wife filed for divorce, weeks after
her husband's acquittal in the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
In an interview with "Good Morning America" that aired last Friday,
Zimmerman said her husband left her with "a bunch of pieces of broken
glass" after the acquittal.
She said that he had only stayed in
their house three or four nights since the trial ended and that they
even tried counseling, but she moved out Aug. 13.
"I have a selfish husband and I think George is all about George," she said.
George Zimmerman and his lawyers have made no public statements on the divorce proceedings.
Shellie Zimmerman was asking that her husband pay for a permanent life
insurance policy with her named as the beneficiary, according to a
divorce petition made public last week.
brother, Robert Zimmerman Jr., tweeted, "We've learned from GZ case not
to 'jump to conclusions,' to wait for facts, & to avoid
speculation. 'News' is a business -- not your friend."
last week, Channel 9 obtained video of Lake Mary police pulling
Zimmerman over and issuing him a speeding citation. In the video,
Zimmerman apologized for speeding and when asked for his registration,
he hesitated and made sure it was OK to reach into his glove
"The traffic stop was made. The officer told him
why he was being stopped, and Mr. Zimmerman said, 'No problem,'" said
Zach Huson of the Lake Mary Police Department. "He provided his
material, driver's license, registration and proof of insurance, and the
citation was issued and that was it."
The stop lasted about six minutes. During that time, Zimmerman never mentioned anything about being armed.
He was issued a $256 ticket.
Last month, Shellie Zimmerman, 26, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor
perjury charge for lying about the couple's finances during a bail
hearing following her husband's arrest after Martin's shooting.
George Zimmerman, 29, said he acted in self-defense when he killed
Martin, and the polarizing case opened up national discussions on
self-defense laws and race.
Martin was black. Zimmerman has a white father and Hispanic mother.
Shellie Zimmerman was sentenced to a year's probation and 100 hours of
community service. Her husband did not attend the sentencing hearing in
the Sanford courtroom.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.