Karma: George Zimmerman Has Been Arrested On Aggrevated Assault Charge
George Zimmerman, whose acquittal of murdering an unarmed black teen, Trayvon Martin sparked a national debate on race and self-defense laws, has been arrested for allegedly throwing a wine bottle at his girlfriend, local authorities reported.
According to the Seminole County Sheriff department, Zimmerman, 31, was arrested for aggravated assault at his home in Lake Mary around 10 p.m. on Friday.
Though the identity of the lady has not been released, earlier on Saturday, a court slapped a retraining order on him and he was later released on a $5,000 bond.
While giving a few information about the incident that took place in Zimmerman's home, Judge John Galluzzostated mentioned that a wine bottle was involved in the assault.
According to ABC News, Prosecutors questioned whether substance abuse treatment was needed, but the judge said that didn't seem to be a factor.
After the brief hearing, Zimmerman's attorney, Don West, told the Orlando Sentinel his client was arrested after allegedly throwing a wine bottle 'in the direction of' his girlfriend several days ago.
"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," West told reporters.
West didn't know who called police, but said he didn't think the alleged victim placed the call.
Zimmerman was also told by the judge to stay out of Volusia County, where the woman lives
The judge ordered Zimmerman to pack up any personal belongings his girlfriend may have left at Zimmerman's home and give them to his lawyer.
Zimmerman, who wore blue scrubs and handcuffs, appeared calm during the brief hearing. At one point, he laughed and joked with an officer as he signed paperwork.
Although the incident didn't involve a firearm, the judge ordered Zimmerman to surrender any weapons out of an abundance of caution.
Zimmerman is scheduled to appear back in court on Feb. 17.