George Zimmerman allegedly threatened to kill a man in Florida earlier this week during a road rage incident ... and cops pulled over Zimmerman to grill him about it.
According to the Lake Mary PD, a man named Matthew Apperson called 911 on September 9 and told the operator Zimmerman had pulled up next to him and began yelling, "Why are you pointing your finger at me? I'll f***ing kill you. Do you know who I am?"
Apperson says he drove away to a store where Zimmerman followed him to continue the verbal barrage. Apperson called 911 from inside the store, but according to cops ... Zimmerman was gone when they arrived.
Apperson claims 2 days later, he saw Zimmerman parked outside his work, and called police again. Cops responded and pulled Zimmerman over near the office. After questioning him, police decided not to press charges -- mainly because there was no independent witness.
For what it's worth ... Apperson is white. Also, he was carrying a gun at the time of the alleged run-in, but he has a permit for it.
Conrad Hilton Crash
He's Doing 200 MPH On the Shoulder
9/10/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Conrad Hilton was driving so out of control moments before he crashed his car near Palm Springs ... at least one alarmed driver was convinced he was going "about 200 miles an hour" ... according to 911 tapes obtained by TMZ.
As we reported ... Paris' youngest brother crashed after clipping the rear of 2 other vehicles, and had to be cut from the wreckage with the jaws of life. Somehow he walked away without major injury.
So many people called 911 after seeing Hilton fly by on the freeway -- sometimes on the shoulder -- the police dispatcher seemed to get annoyed at repeat callers ... and even challenges the 200 MPH report.
Cops say the accident is still under investigation.
There's a Strange Chick 'In My House!'
8/23/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Shia LaBeouf called 911 after coming face-to-face with an intruder at his L.A. home ... and you hear Shia scream at the strange woman, "Don't touch me!."
LaBeouf -- who sounds relatively calm -- tells dispatchers a woman who'd been stalking him for weeks was right at his door.
Cops arrested 31-year-old Graciela Nahle. Law enforcement tells us ... she's been there twice ... both times skulking around.
Nahle copped a quick plea after last weeks' arrest .... no contest to trespassing. She was sentenced to 45 days in jail ... but she was out in just 4 days.
She's also been ordered to stay far away from LaBeouf.
Good luck with that.
Michael Johns 911 Call
8/4/2014 6:02 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Former "American Idol" contestant Michael Johns may have been dead for more than an hour before he was discovered ... according to the friend who found him.
TMZ has obtained the dramatic 911 call. Michael's friend tearfully tells the dispatcher he had left Johns 2 hours before and he seemed ok, but when he returned Michael was motionless ... and not breathing.
The friend tells the dispatcher he fears Michael is dead and says Michael was cold to the touch and it appeared rigor mortis had set in.
You hear the friend breathlessly perform CPR ... to no avail.
Johns died Friday. The coroner has not determined the cause of death. Johns complained he had twisted his ankle and the swelling spread to his knee. Police were told he had been drinking a significant amount of alcohol although we do not know the time frame. We don't know if he was on pain meds.
Ex Destiny's Child Member
She's Hysterical and High
7/22/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Former Destiny's Child member Farrah Franklin was "hysterical and drugged" ... so says NFL player Da'Quan Bowers who told the 911 dispatcher he was certain his houseguest was high on something.
Franklin is screaming bloody murder as an uber-calm Bowers tells the dispatcher she had been drinking and was under the influence of drugs.
We broke the story ... Franklin was arrested for disorderly conduct early Sunday morning after she allegedly became drunk and belligerent.
Cops found Franklin lying in a neighbor's front yard, telling them she wanted to sleep in the woods.
Wu-Tang Clan Rapper 911 Call
What it Sounds Like
When You Cut Your Penis Off
6/30/2014 12:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
If you want to hear what it sounds like when a friend realizes his buddy cut off his penis ... you've come to the right place.
TMZ has obtained the 911 call from an incident in April, when rapper Christ Bearer -- affiliated with the Wu-Tang Clan -- jumped off his apartment balcony after cutting off his junk.
Christ Bearer's friend told the dispatcher he didn't see the cutting but did see the rapper jump. The friend initially tells the dispatcher the rapper might be dead, but then you hear Christ Bearer scream bloody murder.
Then it gets crazy ... the friend says Christ Bearer ran upstairs to the apartment and tried to get in, and that's when he noticed the carnage.
You gotta listen ... it's unbelievable.
Suicide Attempt at Gun Range
2 Months Before Death
6/25/2014 10:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
5:10 PM PDT -- A rep for Stern's family tells TMZ it's extremely upsetting their private tragedy has become public, saying "This unwanted attention has resulted in several false & hurtful speculations that do not truthfully describe the devoted, unselfish, accomplished & proud man Andrew was."
We're told the family chooses to honor his memory by remembering how he lived, not how he died.
Andrew Stern -- who committed suicide Sunday at a firing range -- tried to kill himself at another firing range in April ... days after he filed for divorce from "Deal or No Deal" model Katie Cleary.
The facts are chilling. We've learned Stern left L.A. in mental distress ... and went home to his parents in Ohio. On April 17 -- 8 days after filing for divorce -- Andrew's mom was so alarmed she called 911 and said he was trying to kill himself.
Andrew's mom told the dispatcher he was going to end his life in 1 of 2 ways ... either going into an enclosed garage with the car engine on, or going to a local firing range and shooting himself.
The 911 call begins with Andrew's mom speeding to the firing range, saying she checked the garage and he wasn't there.
By the time the mom arrived, cops were on the scene. Sources tell TMZ ... they were told by employees at the range, Andrew showed up but they turned him away because he seemed unstable.
Andrew left and got on the phone with Katie as he drove back to his parents' home. Cops arrived soon thereafter, determined Andrew was a danger to himself and he was taken to a hospital for mental observation.
And our sources say a month later cops from a different police department in Ohio went to Andrew's home for a wellness check, after a local doctor alerted authorities Andrew was in bad shape.
Andrew told authorities he was having suicidal thoughts because Katie left him a few weeks before.
Schoolboy Q Shooting
Cops are 'Rifle Ready' (AUDIO)
6/24/2014 9:28 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Cops were ready for a gunfight when they responded to a shooting at the Schoolboy Q concert ... which is apparent from radio transmissions between dispatch and cops rushing to the scene.
TMZ has obtained audio of the chaotic conversations. As the dispatcher explains that someone was shot in the head and another in the back ... it's apparent police are bracing for a violent confrontation.
A man with a rifle came out of the bushes and began firing at Q's SUV after a hip hop concert at Red Rocks Amphitheater outside Denver. The rapper -- who was detained (see pic) wasn't hurt.
Two of the victims are still hospitalized ... they're expected to be OK. The shooter has not been caught.
The Situation Arrest
'They Were Bouncing Off the Wall'
6/18/2014 12:02 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
A customer at The Situation's tanning salon had to call 911 when Sitch and his brother Frank came to blows ... this according to the 911 call obtained by TMZ.
As TMZ first reported, Sitch was arrested on Tuesday in Middletown, NJ after he fought with his brother Frank inside Boca Tanning Salon.
In the tape, the woman ran out of the store to call police after seeing the brothers begin to come to blows. She tells the dispatcher she ran next door to the UPS Store, where a worker there said she could also hear the Sorrentino brothers "bouncing off the walls."
Mike posted $500 bail and explained afterward the scuffle was over how to run the business.
MLB Legend Bob Welch
Body Discovered In Bathtub
6/14/2014 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
New details surrounding the death of former Cy Young award winner Bob Welch -- TMZ Sports has learned the MLB great's body was discovered in an empty bathtub in his home after family members called a neighbor to check up on him.
We obtained the 911 call placed by Bob's friend -- who said he was called to the house by family members who were worried that something was wrong.
When he arrived, the neighbor told 911 that Welch was in the tub -- which contained no water -- and he was unsure if Bob was still breathing.
Emergency personnel rushed to the scene and 57-year-old Welch was pronounced dead at the scene.
The L.A. Dodgers later issued a statement saying Welch's cause of death was a heart attack.
'Notorious' Actor 911 Call
He Hit My Mom and Choked Her
... Stepson Tells Cops
6/9/2014 12:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Notorious" actor Jamal Woolard used both hands to choke his wife because he didn't like the way she was talking to their daughter ... according to the police report and 911 call obtained by TMZ.
We broke the story ... Woolard -- who played Biggie Smalls -- was arrested Saturday night by police in Snellville, GA after Woolard's stepson called 911 to report a family disturbance.
The 15-year-old boy told the 911 operator, "My stepdad, he hit my mom and he's acting crazy." At one point you can hear him yell at Woolard ... "You're going to jail!"
Woolard's wife, Alisha, told police her husband began screaming at her after she had scolded their daughter ... claiming he grabbed her by the throat, slammed her against the wall and told her, "Get the f*** off of my daughter."
According to police, the stepson said he heard his mom "making choking sounds" and confronted Woolard saying, "F*** you n****, I'm tired of you disrespecting my mom."
Police say when they arrived, they found broken furniture strewn about the house. Woolard told them he's very protective of his daughter because he loves her more than his wife.
Woolard was arrested for battery and child cruelty (for violence committed in front of the children) -- and he's been ordered to stay away from his wife and kids.
Ann B. Davis 911 Call
'She's Down and Incoherent'
6/5/2014 11:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The man who called 911 for "Brady Bunch" star Ann B. Davis pleaded with dispatchers to send "someone quickly" after the fall that eventually led to her death ... this according to a 911 tape obtained by TMZ.
As TMZ first reported, Davis passed away on Sunday after she hit her head following a fall in her bathroom.
Davis was living with a couple in Texas ... and the man is heard on the tape saying there was "quite a bit of blood on the floor" after her fall.
Davis was 88.
Father-in-Law Calls 911
'He Shot April'
6/5/2014 10:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
TMZ has obtained a 911 call made by Michael Jace's father-in-law ... who told dispatchers Jace texted him to say he had just shot his wife April.
As TMZ first reported, Jace -- best known for his role on FX's "The Shield" -- admitted to shooting his wife last month ... in front of his two kids. The exact motive is still unclear, though we previously reported Jace was having money problems.
Jace called cops after and told them "I shot my wife." That 911 call has yet to be released.