George Zimmerman allegedly threw a wine bottle at a woman he was intimately involved with in the incident which led to his arrest for aggravated assault with a weapon Friday night, according to new police reports released Monday.
Police officers in Lake Mary, Florida, responded to a “disturbance” on the night of Jan. 5, according to the newly released police reports, which consisted of an arrest report with a summary of the incident and an offense report which included statements by officers involved in the investigation. Officers heard glass break and saw a woman getting into a car at the residence later identified as Zimmerman’s home, the reports said.
The officers pulled the woman over, who was allegedly driving at night without her headlights on. She then told the officers that she was involved in an incident at Zimmerman’s home, according to the arrest report.
The woman told the officers that she got into an argument with Zimmerman. The alleged victim said she was in an intimate relationship with him and had been living with him for two to three months.
The woman said that Zimmerman threw a glass wine bottle at her. The bottle did not hit her, but it scared her, prompting her to leave the residence, according to the arrest report.
The woman also said that Zimmerman broke her cell phone by throwing it on the ground. According to the arrest report, the alleged victim was “extremely emotional and upset” while talking to the officers.
According to the offense report written by one of the officers who interviewed the woman, she described Zimmerman as a “psychopath.”
After answering the officers’ initial questions, the woman would not provide further details and said she did not want to be involved in the investigation. She also said that she was not dating Zimmerman, but had previously said she had been intimate with him.
Officers located a broken wine bottle in the driveway of Zimmerman’s home, according to the reports.
The Lake Mary police made several attempts at contacting Zimmerman by phone and at his residence the next day. Officers located and arrested Zimmerman at his home on Friday, Jan. 9.
According to the reports, Zimmerman confirmed that he was in a relationship with the alleged victim. However, he denied throwing the wine bottle at her or breaking her cell phone. Zimmerman said he was trying to keep the alleged victim from entering his home at the time of the incident.
Zimmerman was acquitted of murder in 2013 after he shot and killed unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin.
He was arrested on Nov. 18, 2013 for a domestic violence dispute during which he allegedly pointed a gun at his girlfriend. The police later dropped those charges. In September 2013, Zimmerman’s estranged wife accused him of threatening her with a gun, however she declined to press charges.
In September 2014, a man told police that Zimmerman threatened to kill him, but the man never pressed charges.
Zimmerman was also allegedly pulled over twice for speeding since his acquittal.
Read the arrest and offense reports: