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George Zimmerman Fight

Turf War Over Rented Home

9/10/2013 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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George Zimmerman
allegedly punched his estranged wife's father during a childish dispute over who had the right to be in the house -- the renter or the owner, aka George or his daddy-in-law ... TMZ has learned.

Sources close to Zimmerman tell us, George and his estranged wife Shellie Zimmerman have been renting a home from her parents, but ever since she filed for divorce they've been avoiding each other like the plague -- scheduling house visits ahead of time to keep the peace.

Must've been a snafu in scheduling -- because we're told George showed up Monday AM to remove some things, and ran into Shellie and her dad.

We're told the argument erupted when Pops declared it was his house, and George replied that he was paying rent ... and had every right to be there. The spat ended when Zimmerman allegedly punched Shellie's dad in the face.

Complicating matters was the fact George brought his new girlfriend with him. We're told she was waiting in his car while he went inside, and didn't get out until police arrived.

At the end of Shellie's 911 call you can hear her say, "There's a woman in there. Oh my god."

As for the identity of George's gf -- we're told she appears to be someone new ... NOT George's ex-fiancée, despite what reports are saying.

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46.

Stupid ppl    

For those of u who keep defending this psycho he did have a gun ,mark o Mara was seen walking away from the house with the gun.He showed up so at the house.My question is why was Mark O Mara was there?.Something is very fishy

377 days ago
47.

dee    

He has a girlfriend?! Must be desperate!

376 days ago
48.

CitrusOxide1015    

I've heard they also have had to schedule things so they won't both be at Golden Corral at the same time.

376 days ago
49.

Faye    

Once again TMZ, you jumped the gun. Zimmerman had no gun. Shellie's father did not get punched. Shellie lied about the gun. What a total bunch of crap reporting this is.

376 days ago
50.

Andie    

He looks like Chaz Bono.

376 days ago
51.

Speaking The Truth    

Remember, it is Shellie who has been convicted of perjury (lying), not George.

She lied about the gun. Police have reported "a gun is not part of the story".

This is all posturing on her part to try and up the ante in her divorce proceedings.

376 days ago
52.

LuckeeD    

O'Mara just quit! He knows loser Georgie is a thug that's going down. BUT, he will still be part of his NBC defamation suit because that's where the money is of course. Zimmerman and everyone associated with him are disgusting.

376 days ago
53.

Gen    

Lake Mary Police updated the Zimmerman investigation Tuesday at 12 p.m.

Investigators said their focal point is now video captured on an iPad. But, the iPad is in several pieces. George Zimmerman smashed it during Monday's altercation. The iPad has been sent to a team, who will work to extract the video.

During the news conference, Lake Mary PIO Zach Hudson, reiterated George Zimmerman did not have a gun on him when police arrived. Hudson said, "If he had it, it was not on him when police made contact."

Hudson stressed that charges are still possible, depending on what, if anything, is found on the video.

Read more: http://www.abcactionnews.com/dpp/news/region_tampa/lake-mary-police-are-now-calling-into-question-several-statements-shellie-zimmerman-made-to-911#ixzz2eVcMDUdi

Lake Mary Police are now questioning the validity of several statements Shellie Zimmerman made when she told 911 dispatchers her estranged husband, George Zimmerman, threatened her and her father at gunpoint Monday afternoon.

Read more: http://www.abcactionnews.com/dpp/news/region_tampa/lake-mary-police-are-now-calling-into-question-several-statements-shellie-zimmerman-made-to-911#ixzz2eVcb2hCf

"We did not find a gun, did not locate a weapon," said Zach Hudson, public information officer with the Lake Mary Police Department. "Nobody ever saw a gun. A gun is not part of this story."

Still, a gun was at the crux of the account Shellie Zimmerman provided to 911 dispatchers when calling for help.

"He continually has his hand on his gun and he keeps saying, 'Step closer.' He is just threatening all of us," Shellie can be heard telling dispatchers.

Hudson told ABC Action News Shellie provided a written statement Monday night saying she never saw a gun and only assumed her estranged husband was carrying a weapon because he touched his stomach.

Shellie called police to her father's home on Sprucewood Road around 2 p.m. She claimed George punched her father in the face and threatened both of them with a gun.

"He accosted my father and then took my IPad and then smashed it and cut it with a pocketknife. I don't know what he is capable of. I am really really scared," Shellie told dispatchers.

According to authorities, Shellie's father did not have any visible injuries.

In the 911 call, Shellie asked the dispatcher to send paramedics because her father's nose looked like it was broken.

There are also other inconsistencies police pointed to on the 911.

Shellie told dispatchers that officers arrived and had their guns drawn. She said George was sitting in his car. Fearing George would start shooting, she told the dispatcher her and her father were going inside.

According to police, George was not in his car when they arrived but was standing in the yard. They say he was also very cooperative and allowed police to search his person.

After being questioned by police, Shellie left the home with her attorney.

Police explained that George has been living in his father-in-law's home. It was just last week that Shellie Zimmerman filed for divorce.

Zimmerman's attorney, Mark O'Mara, said Monday's incident stemmed from the couple dividing up property.

"Silly stuff like pots and pans and dishes gets so emotionalized that it overflows and that is what really happened here," said O'Mara.

The home was previously used as a meeting place to divvy up possessions. However, O'Mara said Shellie turned up at the home Monday afternoon unannounced.

"This is all miscommunication," O'Mara said.

O'Mara explained that this is just more fallout from Zimmerman's acquittal in the murder of Trayvon Martin, 17.

That occurred nearly two months ago, and since that time, Zimmerman has been in the media spotlight for various reasons including speeding and helping people during a traffic crash.

In this case, both Zimmerman and his father-in-law have declined to file charges.

However, multiple media outlets are incorrectly reporting that Zimmerman and his wife has also declined to press charges. According to police, because this is a domestic violence case, it is up to the state attorney's office to decide whether charges are warranted. They must first find out who was the primary aggressor, if there was one at all.

And while no charges have been filed, police say that could change at any minute.

Read more: http://www.abcactionnews.com/dpp/news/region_tampa/lake-mary-police-are-now-calling-into-question-several-statements-shellie-zimmerman-made-to-911#ixzz2eVctFE4n

376 days ago
54.

Italia    

"Complicating matters was the fact George brought his new girlfriend with him. We're told she was waiting in his car while he went inside, and didn't get out until police arrived."
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George Zimmerman is such a classless piece of crap. He had to know that taking a woman to his wife's house would definitely cause a problem, but obviously he didn't care just like he didn't care about that kid he killed. Monster!

376 days ago
55.

fifithepoodle    

Another class act. UGH.

376 days ago
56.

keg    

George will end up dead and the world will be abetter and one less piece of **** in the U.S

376 days ago
57.

LoveSexMagic    

Why is he still walking the streets? Lock him up!!!

376 days ago
58.

Leanne    

George came to the house to tap his new tail and his WIFE was home. Damn man go to a motel next time. Lol!

376 days ago
59.

pj    

Dam both of them been eating good .OMG

376 days ago
60.

Rosemary83    

uhm why is this man not in jail ? if i punched someone in the face i would be in jail

376 days ago
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