The Orlando Sentinel described the house where George Zimmerman and his wife Shellie moved into as a “$240,000 show place with a pool.”
Police were called to the house today in response to a domestic dispute between the Zimmerman’s In a 911 call, Shellie said Zimmerman punched her father in the face, knocking his glasses off. When asked if her father needed medical attention, Shellie said she believed her father’s nose was broken.
Despite telling police Zimmerman “had his hand on his gun” and threatened to shoot her, Shellie will not press charges.
“They both have declined to press charges against George,” Lake Mary police Chief Steve Bracknell said. “We have no victim no crime.”
The 3,500 sq. ft. home where the domestic incident occurred is owned by 2 Zimmerman sympathizers. The house sits on a quiet cul de sac surrounded on 3 sides by lush forest canopy in Lake Mary, Florida. A neighbor told the Sentinel she wasn’t aware the Zimmerman’s were her neighbors.
In a recent interview with ABC News, Shellie, who is filing for divorce from George, said they were forced to live in “20-foot trailer in the woods,” because they feared for their lives. But as the Orlando Sentinel notes, the house on Sprucewood Road is no trailer in the woods.
The Zimmermans paid $1,000 a month rent, according to statements previously posted about his legal defense fund by defense attorney Mark O’Mara.
Based on Seminole County Property Appraiser information, that is well below what the house is worth.
It has more than 3,500 square feet – more than 2,500 of it livable square feet – and a market value of $240,000, according to the appraiser.
The house was built in 1990 and the backyard is dominated by a two-tier pool and spa with four water jets shaped like lions’ heads. Also in the backyard is a patio with a second-story deck.
Before the Zimmermans moved in, they had hop-scotched between extended-stay hotels, trying to find a place that would have them, that would be safe and that was in Seminole County, according to a lawsuit filed against Zimmerman by former bodyguards.