Family Saved From Overturned Car by George Zimmerman Terrified They Will Become Targets
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If you haven’t heard, just a few days after he was acquitted in a murder trial, George Zimmerman helped to save a family from an overturned car in Florida, less than a mile from where the 2012 shooting took place.
Zimmerman pulled a family of four, including two young children, from an overturned vehicle. Zimmerman was driving by when he saw the accident and pulled over to help.
Now, the family he saved is terrified they will become targets of hate mobs.
The family is afraid to express any gratitude to Zimmerman for fear that they will be seen as portraying him as a hero, which they feel could make them targets of violent crime.
According to a report in the Daily Mail,
The family rescued by George Zimmerman after a rollover crash in Florida are terrified they will become targets for hate mobs who have made death threats to the neighborhood vigilante.
Mark and Dana Michelle Gerstle told friends they do not want to talk publicly about Zimmerman for fear they will be accused of portraying him as a hero – and face a backlash from those who consider he got away with murder.
‘They are very grateful to Zimmerman for what he did, but they do not want to get involved,’ said a friend, who asked not to be named…
…’Let’s face it, George Zimmerman is pretty toxic right now,’ said a friend.
‘Mark has two young children and has got to live his life round here. Why would he want to mark himself out.
‘Whatever he says could be taken out of context. If he praises Zimmerman then people will say he is making him into a hero. It is easier if he says nothing.
There has been a large amount of outrage following the trial. Numerous demonstrations and protests have taken place in the days following the verdict, some turning violent.
The Department of Justice is currently investigating Zimmerman for possible civil rights violations and has taken possession of all evidence from the murder trial, including Zimmerman’s handgun.
Facebook photos of the family saved by Zimmerman: