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Stranger than fiction: George Zimmerman emerges from hiding to rescue victim of car accident
Hotair ^ | 07/22/2013 | AllahPundit

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.



TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: blackrage; gerstle; holder; postedearlier; trayvon; zimmerman
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1 posted on 07/22/2013 11:40:11 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Prosecutors said to be looking into what charges to file ...


2 posted on 07/22/2013 11:40:56 AM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


3 posted on 07/22/2013 11:42:00 AM PDT by snarkytart
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To: SeekAndFind

All staged to get his image rehabilitated


4 posted on 07/22/2013 11:42:24 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: SkyDancer

Right? Here comes the DOJ to investigate. lol


5 posted on 07/22/2013 11:42:38 AM PDT by snarkytart
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To: SkyDancer
"Prosecutors said to be looking into what charges to file ..."

If he asked whether the victim had any injuries, they'll charge him with practicing medicine without a license.
6 posted on 07/22/2013 11:43:43 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: SkyDancer

MORE FROM ABC NEWS:

http://abcnews.go.com/US/george-zimmerman-emerged-hiding-truck-crash-rescue/story?id=19735432

EXCERPT:

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.

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7 posted on 07/22/2013 11:44:16 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: al baby

Yea sure.
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.


8 posted on 07/22/2013 11:44:37 AM PDT by snarkytart
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To: SeekAndFind

I assume George hustled back to his APC (Armored Personnel Carrier)after the rescues.


9 posted on 07/22/2013 11:45:00 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: snarkytart

meant rescued.


10 posted on 07/22/2013 11:45:15 AM PDT by snarkytart
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To: al baby

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


11 posted on 07/22/2013 11:45:54 AM PDT by digger48
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To: Steve_Seattle

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.


12 posted on 07/22/2013 11:45:57 AM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: snarkytart
"Now kindly take off your pathetic tin foil hat."

I think al baby was being sarcastic, anticipating what the left will say.
13 posted on 07/22/2013 11:46:15 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: SeekAndFind

Like Batman!!!


14 posted on 07/22/2013 11:46:17 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: luvbach1

Doesn’t sound like he’s in one or cares to be. Good for him for living his life and not changing.


15 posted on 07/22/2013 11:46:20 AM PDT by snarkytart
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A few comments at the following thread if anyone is interested.

George Zimmerman Emerged From Hiding for Truck Crash Rescue

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3045911/posts


16 posted on 07/22/2013 11:46:48 AM PDT by deport
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To: Steve_Seattle

also “wannabe fireman” for the rescue.


17 posted on 07/22/2013 11:46:54 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: al baby

If you were being sarcastic then I apologize.


18 posted on 07/22/2013 11:47:09 AM PDT by snarkytart
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To: SeekAndFind

George Z really IS a good, stand-up guy!


19 posted on 07/22/2013 11:47:41 AM PDT by 2harddrive
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To: SeekAndFind

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


20 posted on 07/22/2013 11:48:04 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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