George Zimmerman Rescues Family in Auto Crash

George Zimmerman seems destined to live in interesting times. The former neighborhood watch volunteer came upon a family of four who had wrecked their Ford Explorer last week and helped to pull them to safety. Maybe the biggest surprise wasn’t his heroism but the fact that he was out in public at all given the death threats he’s received since his acquittal. Impressive for a racist hatemonger, no?

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  1. avatar ready,fire,aim says:

    was the family of color?

    1. avatar Doug says:

      None of the news articles have specified the race of the victims, so either they don’t know, or the family is black.

    2. avatar Jeff the Griz says:

      That’s an interesting question. I’m also wondering why he “pulled them to safety” you don’t move people unless the scene is unsafe, ie. car on fire.

      1. avatar C says:

        Reports are that the car was smoking heavily, possibly on fire.

    3. avatar Aharon says:

      The community has been reported as being 90% white which is probably why the jury was 90% white. In theory, there is a 90% chance the occupants in the SUV were white.

    4. avatar Jeff says:

      probably, but Zimmerman isn’t allowed to help black people any more.

      also, when he shot Trayvon, it also retroactively nullified all of the good things Zimmerman did for black people in his community, including organizing against a police chief who had hid the beating of a homeless black man. Zimmerman was obviously a racist and was setting up his cover story so that he could ultimately fulfill his life’s fantasy of shooting a black teen somewhere down the road.

      /heavy sarcasm

    5. avatar Chris says:

      Question.. Why does it f ing matter?

  2. avatar Mister Fleas says:

    Simply a decent man.

  3. avatar Sock Monkey says:

    Poor people were probably just enjoying their Skittles. He should have stayed in his car.

  4. avatar Mobile Infantry says:

    Racism! Oh wait…

  5. avatar Chip says:

    Well it is so obvious that Zimmerman caused the crash. He has a violent history of racism against Ford and was heard on the 911 call saying “those F*&^ing Fords getting away with speeding all the time.” We need to lock him up and throw away the key!

    –>end sarcasm.

  6. avatar Michael B. says:

    The insane left is shrieking about how this was staged and a conspiracy over at that hivemind site DU.

  7. avatar zora says:

    Good, this may help more than just the four passengers.

  8. avatar SgtR says:

    The cynic in me thinks he should have learned to mind his own business the first time.

    On the other hand, maybe it’s not such a bad thing that he didn’t.

  9. avatar DrVino says:

    We all know this:
    He could be an out-of-the-closet klansman.
    He could have clearly said the most hateful racial epithet on that 911 call.
    But once he was on his back getting beaten to a pulp, all that became irrelevant in the context of the charges he was facing.

    1. avatar Brian says:

      As an ACLU member I can say that I am glad to see that letter since it affirms the ACLU’s longstanding position on double jeopardy and the separate sovereign doctrine. I almost canceled my membership over Romero’s statement that the DOJ should investigate Zimmerman for the same transaction that he had just been acquitted on.

  10. avatar Rusty Owen says:

    “George Zimmerman seems destined to live in interesting times.”

    Clearly a Chinese person has cursed him.

    1. avatar Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:

      He better stay away from the Frogurt, its toppings have potassium benzoate..

      1. avatar Brian says:

        uh…

        That’s bad

  11. avatar Murray says:

    This is absolutely true, Trayvon has had justice already, he chose poorly(failed the victim selection process examination) committed an act of grievous bodily harm and paid the price, end of story, the rest is lefty bleating, disobeying the rule of law and thus crap.

  12. avatar TTACer says:

    Minor correction: he “identifies as Hispanic” ergo he cannot be racist.

  13. avatar Tommy Knocker says:

    I’ll bet you that it wasn’t a black Ford Explorer ! He would never help a black automobile !! He probably belongs to the racist AAA !!!

    P.S. someone please call Rev. Unsharpton !!!! We need his help now !!!!

    P.P.S. Best line in story “Zimmerman was not a witness to the crash and left after speaking with the deputy, police said. ” I guess he’s learned his lesson !

    1. avatar Sid says:

      According to ABC, it was a blue Ford Explorer which only makes me laugh considering it will be reported as a dark vehicle on Fox and white vehicle on MSNBC.

  14. avatar Aharon says:

    MSNBC has posted a link to the story (the crash occurred last week) though it is not prominently featured. The story does not mention the race of the car crash ‘victims’. CNN has given the story prominent headline placement.

    1. avatar Aharon says:

      Took the comment below off the CNN site following the story:

      Jojola (wrote)
      “Big Whoop! Is there any proof other than what the county “sheriff” reported? How convenient he just happened to be in the direct location of this “alleged” accident. No matter how the “press” try and make this monster out to be human, it doesn’t erase the fact that he took the life of an innocent young man and not once did he apologize to the Martin family. CNN, shame on you for reporting this a “breaking news”!”

      1. avatar Sixpack70 says:

        Mouth breathers…

      2. avatar jwm says:

        And here I thought all the conspiracy theorists were confined to TTAG’s comments section.

        1. avatar Gyufygy says:

          That’s just what they want you to think, man!

  15. avatar Brian says:

    The linked article has a laughable 5 sentences about Zimmerman’s involvement in the rescue, the rest is about riots, death threats, and horse peddling.

    1. avatar Matt in FL says:

      This was one of the first stories that went up, I think. There have been a couple others posted on other network’s sites, but they’re all pretty thin on detail, because there just isn’t much.

  16. avatar Dirk Diggler says:

    Wonder if the family he rescued had an opinion on his guilt and if so, has it now changed?

  17. avatar Bartman1 says:

    Sheepdog! ‘Nuff said.

  18. avatar Jeff says:

    My only beef is that the link in the story is a mobile link. Here’s the non-mobile version: http://abcnews.go.com/story?id=19735432&sid=81

    1. Updated link. Thanks.

  19. avatar Colby says:

    No lie, I mentioned this to coworkers, and one of them was absolutely convinced that this was staged.

    Ignoring the concept that he’s not going to get any traction with the public whether he saves lives or not, a guy that’s been threatened daily for over a year isn’t going to bust out of hiding to try a minor PR stunt.

    “You might get shot, but think of the minor effect it will have on public opinion!”

    Amazing.

    1. avatar Hal J. says:

      I’m not surprised in the slightest. I just took a look at Democratic Underground, and about 80% of the posters there believe that this was staged.

  20. avatar Paul says:

    I’m surprised GZ stayed in the neighborhood.

  21. avatar ChuckN says:

    I’m actually surprised that the MSM isn’t alleging that
    he wouldn’t have helped if the family was “black”.
    Then again I haven’t seen any pics of the family yet.
    A photo might explain why the MSM so quiet on the
    race issue so far.

  22. avatar Soccerchainsaw says:

    It’s also interesting that while this occured last week, the reports didn’t emerge until after the weekend protests.

    1. avatar Bob says:

      Yes, very interesting indeed, but not at all surprising.

  23. avatar ErrantVenture11 says:

    Zimmerman is the hero Sanford deserves, not the one it needs.

  24. avatar Calvin says:

    If I had a family …

  25. avatar Matt in FL says:

    Weird. I didn’t get an email about this post, I just happened across it. If I had, I wouldn’t have emailed a tip about this story to RF 45 minutes after this post apparently went up. I feel silly now.

  26. avatar ensitue says:

    Just proves he’s a racist
    Just Us 4 Trayvon!
    (snarkgasim)

  27. avatar Ralph says:

    Using the logic of Angela Corey and Bernie de la Rionda, Zimmerman just went from wannabee cop to wannabee Fire & Rescue.

  28. avatar Jus Bill says:

    He was on his way to rescue Heidi Yewman from a repairman.

  29. avatar jw says:

    Hmmm, crucified in the media, yet helping save the day for his fellow citizens… sounds like most plot lines for superheroes.

    1. avatar LC Judas says:

      With street clothes and a PF-9? I give him credit for even doing it at all since he’s a villain right now. Modern day hero could use a sponsor (that isn’t being threatened).

      Stepping up in the face of this heat is heroic. Though a hidden lab of secret tech would be fitting too.

  30. avatar JAS says:

    Karma is a female doggie :)….

    The hang George crowd mus be thinking “Could this get any worse?”

    Gotta love it. Apparently, and according to Fox News the second person involved in the rescue could be his bodyguard, meaning they were the only ones involved in the rescue.

  31. avatar Out_Fang_Thief says:

    Liberals think it was a staged event, because that’s what they would do.
    This is the style over substance crowd we’re talking about, the one’s with
    PR groups and managed soundbites to craft an image that’s entirely false.

    In another report, it mentioned that GZ had a fire extinguisher in his car,
    and was standing with it when the police arrived on the scene. That’s what
    you call prepared. How many of us have a fire extinguisher in their cars?
    Check out Purple K, for your auto. For A-B-C fires.

    1. avatar Jeff the Griz says:

      If I was GZ I’d have one in my car, I’d be afraid of molotov cocktails, I’d also have soft body armor and 2 carry guns at all times.

  32. avatar Joel P. says:

    “He shouldn’t have gotten out of his car!”

  33. avatar B.Witham says:

    Its simple I heard it from OBAMA himself when he stood up in front of a liberal media TV camera and instead of calming down the public he stated that – he could have been Trayvon Martin 35 years ago – is this guy O.K. mentally? Seriously why would any leader stand up in front of his public and basically scream racism and add fuel to an already burning fire? One of his jobs is to keep the public calm and he cant even do that, WOW. OBAMA WANTS CHAOS, case closed. Then he will swoop in and TRY to FIX the problem somehow just like he always does, NARCISSISM plain and simple. More unnecessary laws to pass, now I cant wait to see what he has up his sleave the man amazes me at every turn with his CRIMINAL AGENDA. Our United States works when you follow 1) THE LAW – NO ONE IS ABOVE THE LAW, NOT EVEN DEAR LEADER – 2) THE BILL OF RIGHTS 3) THE CONSTITUTION 4) THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE and not in that order. Obama follows none of these things Ive just listed, why? { Why did he take the OATH and be sworn in just to completely IGNORE the OATH specifically – to protect America and its people whether they are foreign or domestic then give an order to stand down 3 times and let them be killed? THATS AN IMPEACHABLE OFFENSE HES THE ONLY WHO CAN GIVE AN ORDER TO STAND DOWN AND CAUSE 4 AMERICANS TO DIE BY DOING SO – I STILL CANT BELIEVE OBAMA DESERTED THOSE PEOPLE.} Watch Obama first he must MAKE a problem then he must fix the problem he MADE, its madness listening to this self loathing pathetic leader. Obamas whole sloagan in 2008 was FORWARD – why is he digging/living in the PAST talking about how car doors are being locked and girls clutching there bags in elevators for dear life when standing next to a black man. The same thing happens to white men and the rest all the same no matter what race you are, maybe he didnt know that just like maybe he didnt know that during the whole Trayvon/Zimmerman case more than 4 African Americans were killed in Chicago by other Black people all seperate cases, why has he said nothing about that? What Obama wants Obama gets and he wants a divided United States of America and thats what hes getting. He knows the damage hes doing, he passed a law giving himself armed gaurds FOR LIFE and we the people are going to have to pay for it all, we already are paying for it $100,000,000 for 1 vacation, know what I paid for my last vacation – $0.00 -. Its time we all move FORWARD and leave Obama BEHIND! I think we should pass a law that states that the President should pay for his own vacations out of his own pocket. Im waiting for his terms to be up so I can see his tally for vacations over 8 years I bet you it would be close a Billion dollars, what a waste. Sorry for going off topic but it had to be said, Ive been bottled up for a while.

  34. avatar Dave S says:

    ABC works fine on gas and diesel fires.
    Would think he would have learned there is no reward for doing the right thing by now!

  35. avatar Matt in FL says:

    Rumor has it that NBC News has a tape of the rescue, and they’re running it backwards to show Zimmerman stuffing a family of four into an overturned, burning vehicle.

    1. avatar Sock Monkey says:

      Well played.

  36. avatar Alan Rose says:

    I wonder if we’ll hear his 911 call like we’ve heard all the other ones.

    The Smoking Gun has a pic of the family from a couple years ago. Sorry – white.

    I call Z a hero. How many of you would approach a potentially burning overturned vehicle, probably wearing a light shirt and shorts, and attempt to free 4 occupants? That’s guts overcoming fear plain and simple.

    My EMS partner did the same thing several years ago off duty and ended up being Virginia’s “EMT of the Year.”

  37. Because he’s the hero we deserve, but not the one we need right now. So, we’ll hunt him, because he can take it. Because he’s not our hero. He’s a silent guardian. A watchful protector. A Dark Knight.

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