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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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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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To: Bratch
"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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