George Zimmerman is apparently now a hero. The part Peruvian Zimmerman, who was acquitted last week on murder charges for the death of Trayvon Martin, has pretty much been in hiding since the verdict, which makes sense since the outcome of the trial has sparked much public outrage including death threats against him. Despite the death threats, Zimmerman surfaced from hiding long enough to assist in the rescue of a family of four that was trapped in an overturned vehicle on Thursday.


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A blue Ford Explorer SUV rolled over after veering off the highway on Thursday at about 5:45 p.m. Two people arrived at the scene of the crash at the intersection of I-4 and route 46 before the police and helped rescue the family of four that included two children. One of the rescuers was 29-year-old Zimmerman. The crash happened less than a mile away from the location where Zimmerman shot and killed 17-year-old Martin in February of 2012.

Zimmerman did not witness the accident and left after speaking with the police.

There have been dozens of protests across the country since Zimmerman's acquittal and his lawyers have said Zimmerman has been wearing a bullet-proof vest when he goes out in public due to all the death threats he's received.

You know, I'm glad he was there to do a good deed. If he could spend the rest of his life doing only good deeds, I guess that would be a good thing; it won't bring back Trayvon Martin, but at least it would put some good out into the world. I'm thinking Zimmerman may have to keep wearing that bullet-proof vest for a long, long time.

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He did better than I would have... He only shot Trayvon once. I would have emptied the whole magazine of 9mm in that punk for attacking me. Now for the helping people bit... the ones that hounded him the most are the ones that generally do not stop to help people in need or trouble. So before you throw the first stone, take a good look in the mirror at yourself. He was found not guilty. When O.J. was found not guilty, the whole White and Hispanic community did not try to threaten his family or have the Attorney General investigate him. Double standard huh? George was tried and found not guilty. End of story. He was in the right place at the wrong time- and he didn't stay around afterwards to take credit... some that judged him judged him without hearing all the facts or wanting to hear all the facts- they believed what they wanted. I don't hate O.J. he was tried and found not guilty... some people need to get over the race card...
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