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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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WE STILL DON’T KNOW ( AS OF THIS WRITING) THE ETHNICITY OF THE RESCUED WERE...


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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To: snarkytart; al baby

I’ll give al baby the benefit of the doubt and say that he forgot to include the sarcasm tag :)


21 posted on 07/22/2013 11:48:05 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

“The crash occurred at the intersection of I-4 and route Route 46,”

Zimmerman triangulation begins now!


22 posted on 07/22/2013 11:48:57 AM PDT by vg0va3
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To: SeekAndFind

Was it a black family?


23 posted on 07/22/2013 11:49:08 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: snarkytart

“meant rescued.”

I got that from the context, but I still liked the idea of those people “ abstaining from participation” in the burning building.


24 posted on 07/22/2013 11:49:29 AM PDT by thorvaldr
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To: SeekAndFind

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!


25 posted on 07/22/2013 11:49:34 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Macabre Crumpet of Caucasian Ethnicity)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


26 posted on 07/22/2013 11:49:41 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: al baby

IATZ


27 posted on 07/22/2013 11:49:42 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Remember... the first revolutionary was Satan."--Russian Orthodox Archpriest Dmitry Smirnov)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


28 posted on 07/22/2013 11:49:55 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: smokingfrog

I don’t carry one but a lot of folks keep items like that handy.


29 posted on 07/22/2013 11:50:07 AM PDT by KSCITYBOY
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To: SeekAndFind
He left after making contact with the deputy.
Did he leave a silver bullet?


30 posted on 07/22/2013 11:50:08 AM PDT by Bratch
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"Did he leave a silver bullet?"

Who was that mustachioed white Hispanic?
31 posted on 07/22/2013 11:51:44 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: SeekAndFind
Was the person Zimmerman saved white?

If so, the left will call him a racist for not saving a black person.

32 posted on 07/22/2013 11:52:32 AM PDT by South40
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To: SkyDancer

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.


33 posted on 07/22/2013 11:52:54 AM PDT by snarkytart
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To: SeekAndFind; Repeat Offender; GenXteacher; Nervous Tick; BlatherNaut; ColdOne; Marcella; ...
Trying this again. Please forgive any typos in advance. I swear the posts looked perfect to me when I posted them. Oy vey.

In case you missed it.

34 posted on 07/22/2013 11:54:21 AM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work, You gotta earn them.)
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To: KSCITYBOY

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.


35 posted on 07/22/2013 11:54:46 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: SeekAndFind
Zimmerman is a good person, and a conscientious, good American. That is why the left and race baiters hate him so much.

ZIMMERMAN IS NOT GUILTY

36 posted on 07/22/2013 11:55:25 AM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: SeekAndFind

“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.”


37 posted on 07/22/2013 11:55:37 AM PDT by Zombie Lincoln
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To: Steve_Seattle

Heh!


38 posted on 07/22/2013 11:56:18 AM PDT by Bratch
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To: MestaMachine; Uncle Chip

Don’t forget Uncle Chip!


39 posted on 07/22/2013 11:56:22 AM PDT by snarkytart
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To: SeekAndFind
The race industry will claim by pulling the injured party out of the truck, caused additional injury to the victim....And this proves Zimmerman is a wannabe first responder...

Of course, the reality is, the majority of first responders are citizens, not local government employees.

40 posted on 07/22/2013 11:57:55 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: SeekAndFind
Why does Kerry Picket, a former Media Research Center staffer, now an online producer and opinion writer for the Washington Times editorial page, use scare quotes in the last sentence of her Breitbart article: Zimmerman's location has been unknown since he was found "not guilty" of second degree murder and manslaughter of Trayvon Martin recently?

Why not state the truth that Zimmerman was found not guilty of second degree murder and manslaughter.

41 posted on 07/22/2013 11:58:36 AM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: SeekAndFind

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?


42 posted on 07/22/2013 11:58:49 AM PDT by freshlook
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To: Steve_Seattle

Exactly


43 posted on 07/22/2013 11:59:09 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: freshlook

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).


44 posted on 07/22/2013 11:59:33 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: snarkytart; al baby
All staged to get his image rehabilitated

Since all the world is a stage and the way GZ has been smeared I get you Al. Keep up the good work baybee.

45 posted on 07/22/2013 11:59:39 AM PDT by bigheadfred (INFIDEL)
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To: SkyDancer

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.


46 posted on 07/22/2013 11:59:48 AM PDT by knak (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing)
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To: digger48

That, and claiming that George actually caused the wreck ...

I’m waiting for 3.0 and Trademark to give us the lowdown.


47 posted on 07/22/2013 11:59:56 AM PDT by Old North State
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To: SeekAndFind

.... 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.


48 posted on 07/22/2013 11:59:57 AM PDT by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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Yes I thought it was obvious sorry


49 posted on 07/22/2013 12:00:02 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: SeekAndFind
There is another update to this story that the SUV was on fire and there was danger to both George Zimmerman and the other rescuer...
50 posted on 07/22/2013 12:00:04 PM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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