Armed George Zimmerman Pulled Over by Texas Police, Warned for Speeding

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AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – George Zimmerman, a volunteer watchman whose acquittal in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin led to protests, was pulled over by police in Texas on Sunday for speeding, officials said on Wednesday.

Zimmerman told the officer that he had a weapon in his glove compartment and was going “nowhere in particular,” said Brian Brooks, city manager of Forney, Texas, about 25 miles southeast of Dallas, where Zimmerman was stopped.

The gun in the glove box is legal in Texas, and police routinely ask motorists if they have weapons in the car, Brooks said. He said the entire stop lasted less than five minutes.

“It wasn’t for super-excessive speeds, they just got him on regular speeding,” Brooks said. “It’s a pretty routine stop except for the fact that it was George Zimmerman.”

Zimmerman was released when it was determined that he had no warrants.

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  1. I’ve been stopped in Texas plenty of times and I’ve never been asked if I have a gun in the car. It was always DPS (what we call the State Police) just outside of Houston. I really do have to remember to be careful. You almost never see a cop on the roads in Houston, they spend all their time investigating crimes and stuff. But get past the city limits, and DPS will get you.

    It probably doesn’t help that I am always driving past the DPS station when this happens, and it’s always on a highway known for drug smuggling.

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