Skip to comments.Stranger than fiction: George Zimmerman emerges from hiding — to rescue victim of car accident
Posted on 07/22/2013 11:40:10 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Ever wonder whether reality is an illusion and we’re actually living inside a simulation run by an omnipotent being? Well, here’s the proof that it’s true. And that the omnipotent being is Tom Wolfe.
Alternate headline: “George Zimmerman hasn’t moved out of Florida yet?”
George Zimmerman, who has been in hiding since he was acquitted of murder in the death of Trayvon Martin, emerged to help rescue someone who was trapped in an overturned truck, police said today.
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.
Actually, if this were a Tom Wolfe novel, the guy Zimmerman pulled from the truck would be a reporter who’d been especially loathsome in demagoging the trial’s racial angle. And then, once news of the accident and rescue broke, Zimmerman-hating nuts would descend on the site to protest, claiming that it was all a stunt arranged to rehabilitate his image. (Which, in fact, is already happening in the comments to the ABC story linked up top.) Then the reporter would face a crisis of conscience: Tell the truth about how the whole thing is legit and risk antagonism from his colleagues in the media, or keep quiet to protect his leftist cred and let Zimmerman go on languishing in hiding? If you’ve ever read a Wolfe novel, you know how that story ends. Write it, Tom.
Now we wait to find out what the race of the rescued man was and whether any narratives will need to be “adjusted” in the wake of it. (Here’s one adjustment to expect.) I also want to know if Zimmerman was part of a group working at the scene to free the trapped driver or whether it was basically a solo act. The only way this story could get any more surreal is if there was a crowd there and he was recognized. The ABC story does say that he “helped” rescue someone, not that he did it all by himself.
Exit quotation: “When will he learn to stay in his car?”
Update: Kerry Picket of Breitbart has more details. It was a family of four trapped in an SUV, and Zimmerman was indeed recognized at the scene:
The deputy reported, when he arrived on the scene that one of the two men there was George Zimmerman. According to Sanford Police Zimmerman had a fire extinguisher and helped assist the family to get them out of the vehicle.
“Zimmerman was not a witness to the crash, which was why he was not referenced in the police report,” a Sanford Police spokeswoman told Breitbart News. “He left after making contact with the deputy. There were no reports of injuries of any of the vehicle’s occupants,” she said.
Prosecutors said to be looking into what charges to file ...
This is starting to make the rounds all over the place now.
Butthurt racists don’t care but it does go to show that GZ is a good guy trying to do the right thing. Thank GOD he had the means to defend his life against an attempted murder. Yes, I think bashing someone’s head on the concrete over and over is attempted murder.
All staged to get his image rehabilitated
Right? Here comes the DOJ to investigate. lol
MORE FROM ABC NEWS:
Zimmerman was one of two men who came to the aid of a family of four — two parents and two children — trapped inside a blue Ford Explorer SUV that had rolled over after traveling off the highway in Sanford, Fla. at approximately 5:45 p.m. Thursday, the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.
The crash occurred at the intersection of I-4 and route Route 46, police said. The crash site is less than a mile from where Zimmerman shot Martin.
By the time police arrived, two people - including Zimmerman - had already helped the family get out of the overturned car, the sheriff’s office said. No one was reported to be injured.
Zimmerman was not a witness to the crash and left after speaking with the deputy, police said.
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.
WE STILL DON’T KNOW ( AS OF THIS WRITING) THE ETHNICITY OF THE RESCUED WERE...
First of all his image doesn’t need rehabilitated. He was found not guilty and the majority of people agree with the verdict. The hate mongers on the left would not care if GZ recused 100 people from a burning building because they need their lie about him to stick for other political reasons.
Now kindly take off your pathetic tin foil hat.
I assume George hustled back to his APC (Armored Personnel Carrier)after the rescues.
that’s what all of the Skittles crowd is claiming in the comments to these articles.
That, and claiming that George actually caused the wreck in the first place
Some sites are reporting that the victim in this crash was black. If that is, indeed, the case, we will never hear about it in the Lame-stream media. That is for certain.
Doesn’t sound like he’s in one or cares to be. Good for him for living his life and not changing.
A few comments at the following thread if anyone is interested.
George Zimmerman Emerged From Hiding for Truck Crash Rescue
also “wannabe fireman” for the rescue.
If you were being sarcastic then I apologize.
George Z really IS a good, stand-up guy!
Pretty strange that Zimmerman had a fire extinguisher with him. I guess he’s a wannabe fireman too. He should have stayed in his car and called fire rescue. /sarc
I’ll give al baby the benefit of the doubt and say that he forgot to include the sarcasm tag :)
“The crash occurred at the intersection of I-4 and route Route 46,”
Zimmerman triangulation begins now!
Was it a black family?
I got that from the context, but I still liked the idea of those people “ abstaining from participation” in the burning building.
Let us pray that the rescued will manage to get the ear of the media and do a short diginified Press Conference...and THEN the PARTY can begin!
Listened to a bit of Rush down here (get up 3am to Skype parents and get a bit of Rush) who said “I bet someone will come out saying it was a setup to make Zimmerman out to be a hero.
It doesn’t take many braincells to figure out that George Zimmerman is actually a very responsible and selfless individual, while Martin was merely stopped short during his tenure as a career criminal journeyman before he went on to the pros.
I don’t carry one but a lot of folks keep items like that handy.
He left after making contact with the deputy.Did he leave a silver bullet?
If so, the left will call him a racist for not saving a black person.
Here’s the thing though, he doesn’t need to be made into a hero for anyone because most people agree that he had a right to defend his life and the other side is full of lies and hate that this won’t change their minds.
It is funny to read comments under the articles saying it was a set up to make him look good. This coming from the same crowd that supported a lying, corrupt, evidence hiding prosecution? The left is pure nuts.
In case you missed it.
I keep one of those kidde multi-use extinguishers behind the passenger seat of my vehicle so it’s easy to grab at a moment’s notice.
“Earlier in the week accused murderer George Zimmerman was involved in BURNING CROSSwalk activity. DOJ will suspend his driving privileges pending an investigation. Possible charges include aggravated carjacking by way of forcing a family of their car.”
Don’t forget Uncle Chip!
Of course, the reality is, the majority of first responders are citizens, not local government employees.
Why not state the truth that Zimmerman was found not guilty of second degree murder and manslaughter.
AHHAH.. im sorry, hold on.. hold on.. HAHAHA.. you know they are cutting there wrists at DU right now. This is just to ironic. Any word on the color of the person pulled from the car?
RE: Any word on the color of the person pulled from the car?
Everyone has been asking the same question (even the author of this article).
Since all the world is a stage and the way GZ has been smeared I get you Al. Keep up the good work baybee.
They’re already claiming it was a set-up on the dummies site. That and that the crash victims may not have wanted to be rescued by a murderer.
That, and claiming that George actually caused the wreck ...
I’m waiting for 3.0 and Trademark to give us the lowdown.
.... Possible staged event? Wonder if it could be possible that this may have been a choreographed event by authorities to improve the image of Zimmerman and diffuse tension. Save a life or two a mere mile away from where a life was taken.
Yes I thought it was obvious sorry