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George Zimmerman

Police Chief Says

I Wouldn't Want to Be His Neighbor

9/9/2013 1:48 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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One person is on record that George Zimmerman is not the guy you want as your next door neighbor ... the Chief of Police of Lake Mary, Florida.

Police Chief Steve Bracknell tells TMZ, he's frustrated Shellie Zimmerman changed her story. She now says George did not have his hand on a gun in a threatening manner while arguing with her father.

Chief Bracknell says of Zimmerman, "The guy just can't stay out of the news" -- referring to the Trayvon Martin killing, speeding tickets and now this.  Bracknell says, "You'd think he'd get the heck out of Dodge."

We're told Shellie recanted her story after talking to her lawyer. The Chief said because of her flip-flopping, "There was not enough to affect an arrest, unfortunately." 

Bracknell seems concerned that Zimmerman is bent on causing trouble, saying, "It's smoke, smoke smoke.  Is there a fire somewhere?  Lord knows." 

We asked him if he'd feel safe if Zimmerman was his next door neighbor.  The Chief was clear ... "I would not want to be the neighbor of George Zimmerman."

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_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

Have to keep the media sympathizing in order to pay for the free ride to nowhere.

407 days ago
32.

Nirad    

Wouldn't mind having him for a neighbor minus the media... They are bound and determined to get this guy for anything..

407 days ago
33.

CorkiDeCat    

Gee, glad I didn't jump on the hang um band wagon... angry wife after all...

407 days ago
34.

billybob    

Chief Bracknell doesn't want to live in the same hood as Zimmerman because of all the black criminals there, that's the point!

407 days ago
35.

amazinglybored    

Zimmerman will kill again, it's only a matter of time.

407 days ago
36.

Lynn M    

It is being reported that her father was the aggressor. She was worried that the truth would come out about her allegedly blaming George and liying about the alleged threat of a weapon. She and her dad were probably in the wrong and after consulting with an attorney, saw how this call would bite her and her dad. According to another website, she and her dad both signed non-persecution docs which makes me believe they were worried it could come back on them.

407 days ago
37.

tgrfan42069    

i see people come on here blasting women who lie on their husbands all the time...yet this women says something about the guy who is evil for defending himsel (i know america today right?) and suddenly its the truth.women do this sort of **** in divorces all the time.maybe she retracted her first story because it was well.embellished.

407 days ago
38.

Bill O'Reilly    

George Zimmerman + O. J. Simpson = Dynamic duo

407 days ago
39.

Cinner    

His wife is doing everything possible to get under his skin. She got her money she needs to move on. This woman is pathetic!

407 days ago
40.

Donka Do Ball    

Zimbo should make a porn with Rachel Jeantel.

407 days ago
41.

speekintruth    

can't zimmerman sue the chief for discussing and giving opinions on a private citizen using a public pulpit?

whether you like zimmerman or not, I am uncomfortable with all the opinions being offered by a public official. would want to be on the end of that.

407 days ago
42.

AlwaysOnTimeB    

George Zimmerman has several options: He'll kill someone else, which I'm betting on. He'll go out in a murder suicide so he won't have to do prison time, which is a pretty good bet too. Someone else will get him first, no, I don't think that will happen. You give anyone enough rope, and they will hang themselves. Since being acquitted of murder, he keeps breaking the law. Trouble won't find him, he'll go looking for it, and trouble is going to step up to the plate.

407 days ago
43.

Sandra    

Of course she changed her story after speaking to her attorney, he told her George would use all the money on his defense...leaving her with NADA!!

407 days ago
44.

BB not bb    

He sounds like he is jumping on the let's kick George when he is down band wagon. Where there is smoke there is fire? If there was so much smoke, where is the evidence? He got a speeding ticket and that is all so far. He is under a lot of stress besides.


I don't think it is fair to judge someone for attracting trouble. Some people just have that kind of personality. Did he ever stop to think that maybe charges weren't pressed because there was no need to? Why the witch hunt?

407 days ago
45.

Applehead    

Kinda puts a different light on the pudgy little Pillsbury Dough Boy vs. The Badass Thug Trayvon, doesn't it. Think the jury got it backwards. Shows you what good lawyering can do.

407 days ago
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