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George Zimmerman

Alleged iPad Smashing

Caught On Video

9/11/2013 7:44 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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New footage has surfaced appearing to show the moment George Zimmerman "smashed" an iPad that may contain proof he punched his father-in-law during an alleged altercation last week.

The footage was captured on a home security system moments after the alleged altercation at the Florida rental home where George and Shellie Zimmerman had been living.

Shellie told a 911 operator George took a pocket knife to the iPad and then smashed it ... and the video appears to back up the story.

While you can't actually make out a pocket knife in the footage, it's obvious George is finagling with the device ... before he tosses it on the ground.

Shellie recovers the iPad moments later.

After the incident, Shellie turned the iPad over to cops -- and they're confident they can recover any footage that was stored in the device, but acknowledge it was pretty badly damaged.

As we previously reported, Shellie initially told the 911 operator George was threatening the family with a gun ... but she later recanted her story and police say they've seen no evidence George ever had a gun.

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76.

AAAAAAAAAAb    

He got away with murder like OJ, and just like OJ he does stupid **** that's going to get his ass locked up!

406 days ago
77.

ElisabethIsDisgusting    

It's quite obvious that he smashed it. You don't toss an iPad 20 feet to the concrete without planning to destroy it!

406 days ago
78.

tgrfan42069    

oh no george defended himself he is a monster.lets cover his every move

406 days ago
79.

Riiiiiight    

Trayvon got what he deserved. I'm so sick of you race baiters ignoring all of the injuries that Trayvon gave Zimmerman while Trayvon was on top of him bashing his head into the ground!

406 days ago
80.

Riiiiiight    

I should have known TMZ would be filled with gutter rat morons. I guess it's ok that Trayvon was a racist piece of thug s**t. Calling people creepy ass cracka's. Yeah, he was such an angel........

406 days ago
81.

Misfitttt    

i cant believe all the ppl defending this piece of s h i t he deserves to be dead this guy is a wife beather and cold blooded murderer.. absolutely disgusting

406 days ago
82.

BB not bb    

He does seem to be destroying an I pad for some reason. I guess Shellie was on the phone calling the cops and saying that she had it on video on the I pad that he punched her father in the nose. That is a shame he is going to be in trouble now for something so stupid. She didn't even want to press charges after all.


Are they going to try to throw the book at him? Destruction of property worth what, a couple hundred dollars? Simple assault? People like to make life hell for each other. It is a shame.

406 days ago
83.

LowInfoVoter    

This is sort of old news. Shouldn't you be convincing your low information voter audience that Obama is great and his war would be cool?

406 days ago
84.

Shah Boogey    

If only a camera was working when he killed TM in cold blood..

406 days ago
85.

hawkeye    

Just proves he's really a coward. An iPad can't fight back!

406 days ago
86.

bkblueknight    

the sound of his ego hitting the core of the earth when several large black men are stretching him out will ****ter the planet

406 days ago
87.

allforone    

anyone who feels thos man is a hero.. ask him if he feels like one and answer this how long will he live out here.. karma is like retaliation watch the bad luck he has and wonder why he has it.. lol its the gods who knows the truth if i shot a kid i will make it look like it was self defense too.. but if that was lil billy ray he would have been executed on site

406 days ago
88.

LOL!    

He was standing his ground against the threatening ipad just like he did with trayvon! All you sickos sending him money are pissed that the ipad didn't have skittles on it's person at the time of the throwing!!!

406 days ago
89.

Tami    

He's a bully!

406 days ago
90.

Questdelsangraal    

A little toss like that and the iPad data is in need of professional recovery? Good thing I bought a Galaxy.

406 days ago
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