The recently-acquitted Florida resident was pulled over near Forney, Texas, shortly after noon. Zimmerman showed the officer the firearm in his glove compartment. “Nowhere in particular” is how he responded when asked where he was headed.
According to dashcam footage, the officer replied, “Why is that?” In response, Zimmerman asked, “You didn’t see my name?”
“Wow, what a coincidence,” the officer said before telling the 29-year-old that he was going to perform a “routine check” on the vehicle.
Eventually the officer cut Zimmerman loose with a warning, telling him, “Just take it easy, go ahead and shut your glove compartment and don’t play with your firearm, okay?”
After all warrants checked out safely, the officer returned to Zimmerman to tell him “have a safe trip.”
The traffic stop reportedly lasted a little more than five minutes.
UPDATE: Watch the dashcam footage below:
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