[Update: Well that didn’t take long – after fleeing their home, terrorized couple hires attorney.]
[Update again: Damage control.]
Spike Lee may want to brush up on his Google-fu skills. The Brooklyn-based film maker decided he’s just the person to get involved in the firestorm over the shooting of Trayvon Martin because, you know, no one else is. The only question: how to “do something” productive that will make a real splash? The director evidently figured that, since no one knew exactly where George Zimmerman currently is, he’d point everyone to his home address via Twitter. What would be better than directing an angry mob and hordes of reporters to harass a murdering racist hoody-shooter, right? Only one problem. There’s more than one George Zimmerman . . .
Hell, I have a nephew named George Zimmerman. But he’s 15 and resides in Missouri. Thank God. Good thing Spike’s internet search skillz don’t suck quite that much. From orlandosentinal.com:
A school-cafeteria lunch lady and her husband have received hate mail, unwanted visits from reporters and fearful inquiries from neighbors — all because their Sanford-area address is being disseminated on Twitter as belonging to Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman, her son said late Tuesday.
The woman has another son named William George Zimmerman who lived with her in 1995 and still lives in Central Florida. He is no relation to George Zimmerman, 28, who killed 17-year-old Trayvon Feb. 26, sparking national outrage and international interest.
Oh well. I’m sure Spike will be more than happy to pick up the elderly couple’s hotel tab and help clear the press and protestors off of their lawn. If not, there’s no shortage of attorneys in central Florida who will be more than happy to help them recoup the costs they’ve incurred due to the reckless actions of a New York celebrity dilettante.