George Zimmerman was arrested on Friday for aggravated assault, making it his second arrest since he was acquitted in July 2013 for charges stemming from Trayvon Martin’s death.
According to his booking record, Zimmerman was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill. Florida police and his lawyer clarified the “deadly weapon” was a wine bottle that he threw at his girlfriend.
“No injuries, no contact. Nothing that I’m aware of that led up to it. It’s just one of those things that somehow brought us here,” Zimmerman’s attorney, Don West, told Orlando’s WESH. “It’s clear that he hasn’t been very lucky with the ladies the last few months.”
During a court appearance on Saturday morning, Zimmerman was granted (and subsequently released on) a $5,000 bond. The judge ordered he not have any contact with the victim and banned him from entering the county where the victim resides. He also required Zimmerman turns over his firearms.
“Even though there was no firearm alleged to have been used in this offense, I think in an abundance of caution, it would be best to go ahead and order you to surrender any firearms that you may have in your possession,” the judge said.
Zimmerman’s neighbors didn’t seem too pleased he was allowed to return home.
“He has no regard for anybody but himself,” neighbor Howard Hawkins told WESH. “He thinks he can get away with anything he wants to do. He’s out of control.”
Following the Trayvon Martin case, Zimmerman was detained in September 2013 for allegedly pulling a gun on his then-wife and father-in-law. He was arrested two months later for a domestic dispute with his girlfriend. Then, in September 2014, he was questioned by police for allegedly threatening to kill a man during a road rage incident. He is due back in court for latest charges in February.