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Former George Zimmerman Co-Worker Describes Him As ‘Jekyll And Hyde’: ‘When The Dude Snapped, He Snapped’

Thursday night, George Zimmerman‘s brother, Robert Zimmerman, defended the neighborhood watchman’s side of the Trayvon Martin case, denying the “pulled out a gun and shot him” narrative, and further insisting that Zimmerman is a person who has always gone out of his way to help others. A report on Friday contrasts the brother’s story, citing one of Zimmerman’s co-workers. While usually “cool,” he said, Zimmerman was like “Jekyll and Hyde. When the dude snapped, he snapped.”

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The New York Daily News reports the former co-worker saying Zimmerman — who made between $50 and $100 a night — was fired from his job as a security guard in 2005 for “being too aggressive.” Usually “he was just a cool guy,” he said. “He liked to drink and hang with the women like the rest of us. But it was like Jekyll and Hyde. When the dude snapped, he snapped.” From the report:

He had a temper and he became a liability. One time this woman was acting a little out of control. She was drunk. George lost his cool and totally overreacted. It was weird, because he was such a cool guy, but he got all nuts. He picked her up and threw her. It was pure rage. She twisted her ankle. Everyone was flipping out.

While the source conceded that Zimmerman “loved being in charge” and “loved the power,” he said. “Still, I could never see him killing someone. Never.”

The story notes that, also in 2005, Zimmerman “was arrested for fighting with a cop trying to arrest his friend for underage drinking, and he and his ex-fiancée took out protective orders against each other.”

h/t NY Daily News

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