George Zimmerman helped rescue four people from an overturned vehicle last week in Sanford, Fla. George Zimmerman was acquitted of a second-degree murder charge in Trayvon Martin's February 2012 death.
Seminole County Sheriff's spokeswoman Kim Cannaday said in a statement that deputies responding to the car wreck in Sanford — the Orlando suburb where Martin was shot — found Zimmerman and another man had already helped a couple and their two children out of the flipped SUV – a blue Ford Explorer. They were not injured.
The sheriff's office statement said Zimmerman spoke with a deputy at the scene and then left. He did not see the crash happen.
This is believed to be the first time Zimmerman has been seen publicly since his acquittal on a second-degree murder charge in the 17-year-old Martin's February 2012 death. Zimmerman's parents and his attorneys have said in interviews since the verdict that they fear for his safety because of those who may not agree with it.
A message left at the office of Zimmerman attorney Mark O'Mara was not immediately returned Monday.