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George Zimmerman Says He's A Security Guard At Gun Store: Store Denies This

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In this July 9, 2013 file photo, George Zimmerman leaves the courtroom for a lunch break during his trial in Seminole Circuit Court, in Sanford, Fla.
In this July 9, 2013 file photo, George Zimmerman leaves the courtroom for a lunch break during his trial in Seminole Circuit Court, in Sanford, Fla.

George Zimmerman says he recently found work as a security guard at a store that sells motorcycles, guns and ammunition, according to police.

A year after he was acquitted of murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, DeLand, Florida, police found Zimmerman parked in a truck outside of Pompano Pat's Motorcycles, according to WFTV. It's the same shop whose owner received death threats for offering Zimmerman a handgun identical to the one he used in the shooting of Martin.

An officer spotted a dark-colored truck behind Pompano Pat's at 12:30 a.m. on Sunday and found Zimmerman, according to a report obtained by My News 13. He told the officer that the owner of Pompano Pat's asked him to guard the store following a recent burglary.

Zimmerman was not arrested, but the owner of the shop could not be reached to corroborate his claims.

"He said he had permission from Pat Johnson to do night security, but our officers could not make contact with Pat Johnson to verify that so we did an information report," DeLand Police Sgt. Chris Estes told the Daytona Beach News-Journal.

A gun sales manager at Pompano Pat's told the News-Journal that Zimmerman "is not an employee of the business and he is not getting paid in any way." It was not immediately clear if Zimmerman continued his self-proclaimed security work.

On Feb. 26, 2012, Zimmerman fatally shot Martin in Sanford while on duty as a neighborhood watch captain. He was acquitted by a jury on July 13, 2013, of second-degree murder and manslaughter. After he was acquitted, Johnson drew fire for offering to replace Zimmerman's Kel-Tec PF-9 gun for free.

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