George Zimmerman kicked out of bar after using racial slur, claiming black man hit him: deputies
SANFORD, Fla. – George Zimmerman was removed from a Florida bar Wednesday night after berating a waitress, using racial slurs and accusing another patron of assaulting him, according to WKMG.
The incident happened at the Corona Cigar Company after a 911 report of an incident of battery involving a woman there with Zimmerman and his friends.
A deputy from the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office responded, and while he was reviewing surveillance footage in the back of the business, Zimmerman allegedly got into a shouting match with a waitress by the bar.
The woman told the deputy Zimmerman snatched a credit card from her while she tried to settle the bill and began yelling at her. The manager said others in Zimmerman’s group were using racial slurs toward other people in the bar.
He also said Zimmerman has a history of disturbances at the Corona Cigar Company.
Zimmerman told the deputy a black customer hit him twice and said he wanted to press charges. However, surveillance video shows the man, 38-year-old Floyd L. Narcisse, holding out his hand as if asking for a handshake, then patting Zimmerman twice on the shoulder when Zimmerman refuses, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
“It appeared as if he was attempting to engage in a friendly gesture with Zimmerman as a reasonable person would do,” the incident report reads.
Narcisse told the paper, “I was like, ‘Hey, George. How are you?’ … I tapped him on the shoulder.”
The deputy asked Zimmerman if he wanted to make an official statement, but Zimmerman refused and “became belligerent,” according to the incident report. A friend calmed him down and he eventually filled out the form.
Zimmerman allegedly threatened to sue the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office, writing:
“I want to press charges. The narrative on the front is true and correct. Officer Nickell is an incompetent officer under qualified to flip burgers.”
As he left the bar, Zimmerman called the manager a racial expletive, the deputy wrote.
No arrests were made during the incident.
Zimmerman was acquitted in the fatal 2012 shooting of an unarmed black teen named Trayvon Martin.