A new filing reveals George Zimmerman has been making threats at a private investigator and has now been handed a misdemeanor stalking charge.
Zimmerman, who was found not guilty of murdering Trayvon Martin in 2012, is reported to have sent 67 text messages, 27 emails, left 36 voicemails and made 55 phone calls to the victim in 90 days, according to Florida’s Seminole County Sheriff’s Office per ClickOrlando.com.
Among the threats he is said to have issued to Dennis Warren, one said the PI was “on his way to the inside of a gator.”
The affidavit revealed Warren got in touch with Zimmerman in September after he was hired by the production company, The Cinemart, which is behind the upcoming documentary, “Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story.” The report noted Warren only made one attempt to contact Zimmerman, leaving a voicemail on Sept. 21 about his involvement in the Jay-Z-produced doc.
Then, on Dec. 13, a producer contacted Warren saying Zimmerman made threats against them and the PI after they tried to get the former neighborhood watchman’s family involved in the film.
“Dennis is a [expletive] who bothered my uncle in his home. Local or former law officer, he’s well on his way to the inside of a gator as well. 10-4?” the documents say Zimmerman texted the producer, harkening back to a threat he allegedly sent executive producer Michael Gasparro.
“I know how to handle people who f— with me, I have since February 2012,” The Blast reported Zimmerman said in December “Anyone who f—s with my parents will be fed to an alligator.”
Three days later, Warren received 21 phone calls, 38 texts and seven voicemails from Zimmerman, including messages that said, “Answer your phone [expletive]” and “I’ll see you before you realize it.”
At the advice of a deputy, Warren sent Zimmerman a message telling him to stop the harassment, but Zimmerman replied, “No” and threatened, “Text me again. I’ll show up at your home you [expletive].”
The report says Zimmerman forwarded Warren The Blast article, which initially detailed the threats made to Gasparro. The affidavit also said that so many voicemails — including sounds of increased ticking noises — were left on the victim’s phone that the mailbox filled up.
When confronted by a sergeant on Jan. 3, Zimmerman replied, “What are you calling me for you [expletive] whore?”
Zimmerman was issued a notice to appear in court on Thursday, May 3 following the Sheriff’s Office’s March 14 submission. He is scheduled to make his appearance on a stalking charge on May 30.