George Zimmerman, who was acquitted of murder charges in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, was stopped for speeding for the second time this summer.
Zimmerman was pulled over Tuesday morning in Lake Mary, Fla., and issued a $256 ticket for going 60 mph in a 45-mph zone. In July, he was pulled over in Dallas for speeding but was issued only a warning and let go. This time, he'll get 3 points on his license, unless he successfully contests the ticket or takes an online driver improvement course.
"George Zimmerman is kind of like the Loch Ness Monster — anytime you get a glimpse of him, it's making international news," said officer Zach Hudson, a spokesman for the Lake Mary Police Department, which issued Zimmerman the ticket.
Zimmerman was pulled over in a city just south of Sanford, Fla., where he shot and killed Trayvon, 17, on Feb. 26, 2012. Zimmerman, who is Hispanic, said he shot the unarmed, black teenager in self-defense after being attacked.
In July, a jury found Zimmerman not guilty of second-degree murder and manslaughter. The verdict sparked national protests and has continued to be a source of debates about guns, racial profiling and self-defense laws.
Since his acquittal, Zimmerman has remained largely out of the public eye. However, his speeding incidents have both been captured on police cameras. In this latest episode, Zimmerman is seen wearing a plaid, blue shirt and sunglasses and has facial hair.
The former neighborhood watch volunteer was pulled over around 10:35 a.m. Tuesday in a gray Honda Ridgeline on Rinehart Road. The area sits between residential homes and commercial properties, Hudson said.
Officer Jason McDaniel used radar to catch Zimmerman speeding and wore a body camera that recorded his interaction. The exchange is short, and Zimmerman politely accepts the ticket from the officer, who drove a motorcycle.
"It's an everyday kind of occurrence for us," Hudson said. "We treat George Zimmerman like we treat everybody else."