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Elderly Couple In Fear Over Spike Lee Tweet
The Smoking Gun ^ | 03/27/2012

Posted on 03/27/2012 5:45:56 PM PDT by Lacey

MARCH 27--With Twitter and Facebook continuing to explode with posts purporting to contain the address of George Zimmerman, property records and interviews reveal that the home is actually the longtime residence of a married Florida couple, both in their 70s, who have no connection to the man who killed Trayvon Martin and are now living in fear due to erroneous reports about their connection to the shooter.

The mass dissemination of the address on Edgewater Circle in Sanford--the Florida city where Martin was shot to death last month--took flight last Friday when director Spike Lee retweeted a tweet containing Zimmerman’s purported address to his 240,000 followers.

The original tweet was sent to Lee (and numerous other celebrities like Will Smith, 50 Cent, and LeBron James) last Friday afternoon by Marcus Davonne Higgins, a 33-year-old Los Angeles man who uses the online handle “maccapone.” Higgins included the direction, “EVERYBODY REPOST THIS.”

Higgins, pictured at right, first began disseminating the Sanford address to his Twitter followers last Wednesday, including the claim that Zimmerman “Like the fat punk he is, he still lives at home with mommie & daddy.” In a simultaneous post to his Facebook wall, Higgins told his 4000 friends, “FEEL FREE TO REACH OUT & TOUCH HIM.” He also claimed in another post that, “REAL TALK MY PEOPLE OUT THERE IN FLORIDA JUST TOLD ME GEORGE ZIMMERMAN IS NOT AT HIS HOUSE THEY OUT THERE RIGHT NOW.”

Higgins’s dissemination of Zimmerman’s purported Edgewater Circle address was not, however, limited to cyberspace. At a protest rally last Thursday in an L.A. park near his Crenshaw home, Higgins held a sign containing Zimmerman’s name, address, and phone number.

Except, of course, none were accurate.

The man who shot Martin is George Michael Zimmerman. Higgins has repeatedly identified him as “George W. Zimmerman.”

The residence on Edgewater Circle is actually the home of David McClain, 72, and his wife Elaine, 70. The McClains, both of whom work for the Seminole County school system, have lived in the 1310-square-foot lakefront home for about a decade, records show.

In an interview tonight, Elaine McClain told TSG that she and her husband were “afraid” due to the online linking of her address to Zimmerman. “We're keeping everything locked,” she said. McClain added that the couple was particularly unnerved by a letter mailed to them at their home. On the envelope, she said, were printed the words “Taste The Rainbow,” the slogan for Skittles. Martin was carrying a pack of Skittles and a can of ice tea when he was gunned down by Zimmerman.

McClain said her husband returned the envelope unopened to the post office.

The McClains only became aware that their address was being widely circulated online two days ago, when a TV reporter arrived at their home asking for “George.” Bewildered by their sudden--and erroneous--connection to Martin’s killer, the elderly couple’s distress can only be heightened by posts made by Twitter and Facebook users who threaten to visit their residence in search of Zimmerman. Or other posts that goad followers to vigilante action.

Higgins has not responded to numerous TSG messages, so it is unknown where he came up with the information tying Zimmerman to the McClains's home. A check of Zimmerman’s residential history shows no connection to the Edgewater Circle property, which is about four miles from his actual home in Sanford.

So how did Higgins screw things up?

Besides overlooking the different middle initial, perhaps that answer is connected to an old voter record for a “William George Zimmerman” at the Edgewater Circle property. That registration, which dates back to 1995, is for a 41-year-old man. The Zimmerman who shot Martin is 28.

Elaine McClain identified William George Zimmerman as her son, noting that he has not lived at the Edgewater Circle residence for seven years. “He is six-foot-five and thin as a rail,” McClain said of her son, who now lives elsewhere in Seminole County. McClain said she was previously married to a man named Zimmerman, but that he was not related in any fashion to the Zimmerman who shot Martin.

When told that Twitter posts containing her address continued to pour in this evening, an exasperated Elaine McClain remarked, “Maybe we should get a lawyer and send a cease and desist letter to Spike Lee.”


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: georgezimmerman; spikelee; trayvonmartin

1 posted on 03/27/2012 5:46:03 PM PDT by Lacey
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To: Lacey

Way to go, Spike.


2 posted on 03/27/2012 5:49:10 PM PDT by Lacey
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To: Lacey
"Maybe we should get a lawyer and send a cease and desist letter to Spike Lee."

Uh, no. Get a pit bull lawyer and file a humongous lawsuit against Spike Lee.

3 posted on 03/27/2012 5:53:22 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Lacey

What’s the difference, all white hispanics look the same, and are all equally guilty


4 posted on 03/27/2012 5:53:31 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: Lacey

It sounds like the McClains have grounds for a major lawsuit.


5 posted on 03/27/2012 5:55:33 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: Enterprise

SUE Spike Lee.

It’s the most action he’ll see since the late 1980’s when he made a successful movie.


6 posted on 03/27/2012 5:57:28 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: Lacey

I don’t understand why Spike didn’t make public his own address.


7 posted on 03/27/2012 5:57:36 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: Lacey

Waiting for Spike Lee to apologize and issue a retraction.

***CRICKETS***

Some innocent people are going to get hurt or killed before this is all over. And the Justice Department won’t do a damm thing about it.


8 posted on 03/27/2012 5:58:20 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Enterprise

Heck yes, He will have to pay . If he was smart the minute he gets sued he should settle.. There is a 10 grand bounty on a man who Spike Lee claims lives at that address.

They aren’t safe. He should pay to relocate them to a very nice home.


9 posted on 03/27/2012 6:00:24 PM PDT by RummyChick (It's a Satan Sandwich with Satan Fries on the side - perfect for Obama 666)
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To: Lacey
Way to go, Spike.

***********

Another Hollywood dumb@$$....
They seem to pop up in all shapes, sizes, gender-bending orientation, hairstyle, bedbuddy preference, race, color and creed...

Miz Gump was right-- "Stupid is .... as stupid does"

....Don't get me started....

10 posted on 03/27/2012 6:00:28 PM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: Steely Tom

How hard would it be for us to find out Spike Lee’s address?


11 posted on 03/27/2012 6:01:06 PM PDT by meatloaf (Support House Bill 1380 to eliminate oil slavery.)
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To: Steely Tom

Hopefully someone WILL post his address.


12 posted on 03/27/2012 6:02:49 PM PDT by peggybac
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To: Lacey

Sue.


13 posted on 03/27/2012 6:05:03 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: fatnotlazy

If those kind of people showed up at my address I’d walk outside with a shotgun, fire a round into the air, then tell everyone there if they step onto my property will they will REALLY be Trayvon.


14 posted on 03/27/2012 6:06:06 PM PDT by Terry Mross ( "It happened. And we let it happen. - Peter Griffin, Family Guy)
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To: popdonnelly

Sue.

where’s Gloria Allred ?


15 posted on 03/27/2012 6:07:59 PM PDT by molson209
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To: Lacey

It appears that Spike Lee lives in Whitey Heights

http://virtualglobetrotting.com/map/spike-lees-house/


16 posted on 03/27/2012 6:12:24 PM PDT by artichokegrower
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To: RummyChick; LyinLibs
This is reckless in the extreme, to the point that people who were not involved have been put in great fear of their own safety. I will use a bad example, but it would be like a man spraying a crowd with bullets and claiming that he didn't have the intent to hurt anyone. The courts would dismiss that by saying that while he didn't have a specific intent to hurt any given person, the action was so depraved and reckless that it was guaranteed that SOMEONE could suffer great bodily injury or death.

There are so many Federal laws that can be violated by using the internet that Lee might have violated some and should be prosecuted if he has.

17 posted on 03/27/2012 6:16:47 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Lacey

What a dickhead Spike is. If he want’s to make amends, he should send them on a month long cruise or something expenses paid. Of course he won’t do that.

It reminds me of the time that Obama insulted that retaxxx Special kid that was a bowler. All he would have needed to do was invite the kid to the WH for a bowling match and then lose. Nope. Just like Spoke Obummer is too stupid. He has no class, he has to take everything by force.


18 posted on 03/27/2012 6:20:07 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Lacey

Arrest Spike Lee on a charge of attempted murder for publishing the address. If anything happens to the couple add additional charges. Spike Lee is now legally responsible for the safety of this couple.


19 posted on 03/27/2012 6:21:42 PM PDT by immadashell
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To: immadashell

here is the type of violence this incited:

http://twitchy.com/2012/03/24/spike-lee-retweets-george-zimmermans-address-threats/

flat out murder


20 posted on 03/27/2012 6:28:15 PM PDT by RummyChick (It's a Satan Sandwich with Satan Fries on the side - perfect for Obama 666)
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To: Lacey

Sue his racist @ss off...


21 posted on 03/27/2012 6:29:50 PM PDT by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: artichokegrower

He lives on Martha’s Vineyard? Really?
I’m not advocating that anyone go there. Really, I’m not.

But if I was, I’ll bet these directions from Logan International Airport would be super helpful:

http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Logan+International+Airport,+Boston,+MA&daddr=Anthiers+Ln&hl=en&sll=41.437048,-70.561098&sspn=0.004215,0.009645&geocode=FbJuhgId1kvE-yFwFkPaULm1pg%3BFYxIeAIdB1LL-w&oq=logan+int&t=h&gl=us&mra=ls&z=9


22 posted on 03/27/2012 6:37:12 PM PDT by FLAMING DEATH (Are you better off than you were $4 trillion ago?)
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To: Lacey

Get a lawyer.
Make sure he’s a nasty faced prick...


23 posted on 03/27/2012 6:57:18 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Beware the Sweater Vest)
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To: Lacey

Sue the racist SOB so he ends up living in a cardboard box.


24 posted on 03/27/2012 6:57:23 PM PDT by woofer2425 (Obama inhales immensely!)
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To: Lacey
File a multimillion dollar lawsuit against that @$$clown.
25 posted on 03/27/2012 6:58:44 PM PDT by nomad
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To: Lacey
sue that useless eater for mental anguish and duress!!!
26 posted on 03/27/2012 7:09:15 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Enterprise
Uh, no. Get a pit bull lawyer and file a humongous lawsuit against Spike Lee.
For what it's worth, here's his contact address, Spike Lee, William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, 9601 Wilshire Blvd., 3rd Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Tel 310-285-9000. apparently, Mr. Lee has been out of work for a while, he's gotta attract attention to himself somehow, typical H'wood behaviour.
27 posted on 03/27/2012 7:09:36 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Lacey
Here's a cute golden oldie from the groovyard of forgetten favorites, a sequel to the classic Mr. Lee by The Bobettes
28 posted on 03/27/2012 7:16:05 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Lacey

70 and 72 are elderly?


29 posted on 03/27/2012 7:18:51 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you,Pumpkin. You are the best cat in the world. You're my Sweet Pea.)
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To: GreenHornet

I’ll say.


30 posted on 03/27/2012 7:19:53 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you,Pumpkin. You are the best cat in the world. You're my Sweet Pea.)
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To: Lacey

The McClain’s house is very likely to get sprayed with bullets in a drive-by. If I were in their shoes, I wouldn’t spend another night in that house. In fact, it would be up for sale tomorrow morning.


31 posted on 03/27/2012 7:21:47 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: All

I see now (by searching the news and blogs) that this is being blamed on a “Fake Will Smith” tweet. Go figure.


32 posted on 03/27/2012 7:57:04 PM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: artichokegrower

Pretty nice crib for an oppressed minority. I wish I suffered the same level of discrimination and indignities as the Spikster. OY VAY! I should be so lucky!


33 posted on 03/27/2012 8:01:44 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Lacey

Marcus Davonne Higgins

http://www.spokeo.com/search?q=Marcus+Higgins,+Los+Angeles,+CA&s2=c1#:941820107


34 posted on 03/27/2012 8:07:28 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (The Democrat Ku Klux Klan is alive and well under the banner of diversity and tolerance)
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To: Lacey

Would RICO racketeering charges apply in this case since a national organization is putting up a bounty to intimidate and possibly harm a private individual? And others may suffer violence because of erroneous reports?


35 posted on 03/27/2012 8:15:50 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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To: Lacey

IF they are harassed or threatened, can they sue Spike Lee?


36 posted on 03/27/2012 8:17:04 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: Lacey

If something happens to this couple, I sure hope something identical happens to Spike.


37 posted on 03/27/2012 8:25:23 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: Lacey

“Maybe we should get a lawyer and send a cease and desist letter to Spike Lee.”

They should certainly get a lawyer who can contact the many necessary parties on their behalf and contemplate just how many of those persons/entities will need to be sued and/or charged.


38 posted on 03/27/2012 9:02:49 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: Lacey
...living in fear due to erroneous reports about their connection to the shooter...Spike Lee has deep pockets - and these people have excellent grounds for a megabucks law suit.....
39 posted on 03/27/2012 9:09:10 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Impala64ssa

At least it won’t hard to find Lee if an attorney goes after him.


40 posted on 03/27/2012 9:11:24 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Lacey
This story makes me angry. The mob mentality makes me angry. The divisive racist reactionaries make me angry.

The McClains don't deserve this.

41 posted on 03/27/2012 9:20:22 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Newt says, "A nominee that depresses turnout won't beat Barack Obama.")
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To: Lacey
I hope these people get their arses sued for a billion bucks....

why isn't the messiah stepping in and stopping this insanity....where are the leftist talking heads protecting the downtrodden...

something bad is brewing and I blame the bamey boy and his hood friends....

42 posted on 03/27/2012 10:18:36 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Steely Tom

Okay. I just tweeted to Spike Lee, asking him to delete his RT of the wrong address, so the elderly couple doesn’t get hurt. We’ll see...


43 posted on 03/27/2012 10:38:43 PM PDT by bootless (Never Forget. Never Again. (PursuingLiberty.com))
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To: Lacey

Get a lawyer and sue this punk for everything he owns.


44 posted on 03/28/2012 5:41:47 AM PDT by Bon mots ("When seconds count, the police are just minutes away...")
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To: Lacey
So...where are OUR lawmakers? The dims sure know how to make a lot of noise and get press coverage. Where are some of our politicians calling out spike lee over this...and holding our media accountable for not ocvering the story.

They have NO spine whatsoever. Someone needs to get in that guys face and ask him if he feels bad for outing an elderly couple...and how he plans to make it right.

45 posted on 03/28/2012 5:51:41 AM PDT by NELSON111
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