Irony Personified: The Man Who Shot At George Zimmerman Was Acting 'Irrational And Unstable' In The Days Prior To The Incident
Daily Mail- The Florida man who shot at George Zimmerman once threatened to kill a trespasser with his .357 Magnum, Mail Online can reveal.
Matthew Apperson, who is under investigation for the apparent road rage shooting, was also the subject of a police call just 24 hours before he fired a single shot into the former neighborhood watch volunteer's car.
Police were called by his next-door neighbor who told officers he was acting 'strange' and she was concerned for her safety. She had found a squirrel apparently shot by a BB gun and thought it was 'a sign', the police report showed.
Other neighbors said Apperson had appeared 'irrational and unstable' in the days before the incident in Lake Mary, Florida.
One said: 'He was very odd and in the days before all this happened, not stable. When I saw what happened I was not surprised.
Apperson claimed he shot at Zimmerman's car because he saw him wave a gun behind the tinted black windows of his Honda Ridgeline SUV.
Zimmerman's lawyer Don West maintains he did not wave his gun and he was the victim of an unprovoked attack with the bullet shattering a passenger window and narrowly missing his head.
The shooting follows two previous incidents involving the pair.
The term irony gets thrown around a lot, and in many cases it isn't used in the right context. However, when a man who stalked out and eventually killed a teen because being black and wearing a hoodie looks suspect gets shot at by someone that is allegedly incoherent it is pretty much the perfect example. That's what I call crazy on crazy crime. What's more 'irrational and unstable', shooting an innocent black teen while pretending to be 'Neighborhood Watch', or shooting a squirrel because you hate that your neighbor feeds them ? I would say they both land on equal but opposite sides of the spectrum.
At what point do we just lock up George Zimmerman for being in the wrong place at the wrong time too often. Like, even if he isn't solely responsible for every one of the incidents that he has been involved in, crime just seems to follow him. I haven't hit the math book in awhile, but I am pretty sure the common denominator in all of these scenarios is George Zimmerman. If we remove George Zimmerman from society don't we, by default, eliminate all the dubious situations he has been involved in. Far be it for me to trust the word of the guy who is posted up in his yard firing rounds off at Alvin, Simon and Theodore, but at least he doesn't have a track record of homicide. If these guys just put their differences aside they would actually make great cell mates. That's a win for all parties. We can get them both off the street, and they will each finally have a friend they can relate to. They say opposites attract so I guess it makes sense that these two clash, but I really think if they gave each other a shot they would be BFF in no time. They could be the modern day Bonnie and Clyde. Either that or they would end up killing each other, which is probably the better alternative for us anyway.