George Zimmerman shot by guy he once threatened to ‘fucking kill’

The man who shot at George Zimmerman Monday afternoon in Lake Mary, Florida, had previously been involved in a road rage incident with Zimmerman last September, according to police spokesperson Bianca Gillet.

You may remember Matthew Apperson as the man who Zimmerman allegedly asked “Do you know who I am?” before saying “I’ll fucking kill you.”

Police report that at around 1:00 PM E.S.T. Monday, Zimmerman flagged down a Lake Mary police officer and told him he had been involved in a shooting. At the same time, 911 received a a phone call from Apperson to report similar information.

Police are currently awaiting council to interview both parties. No arrests have been made or charges brought, and there is no word on what the cause of the incident was.

Zimmerman’s contentious relationship with Apperson dates back to last September. Apperson said he was listening to music in his car at a red light when the driver in a truck stopped next to him rolled down his window and started yelling at him.

“George Zimmerman was the driver, and they were threatening to kick my ass and to shoot me,” Apperson told police dispatch in a phone call after pulling into a nearby gas station, where he was allegedly followed by Zimmerman and his passenger.

“He almost hit my car and he said he would shoot me then,” said Apperson. “Both of them were threatening to shoot me and kill me.”

But Zimmerman and his passenger had already high-tailed it from the scene by the time officers arrived.

That, however, was not the end of their encounter. Police were later called to the disability benefits center where Apperson works after he noticed Zimmerman parked outside the building in his truck.

“It seems like the guy is sitting there, waiting for me,” Apperson told the dispatcher. “It’s disheartening to see him lurking around here.”

This time, police officers arrived in time to question Zimmerman, who was found to have a gun in his waistband. Video of the incident shows Zimmerman showing the police what is presumably a license for the weapon. Apperson declined to press charges in either incident.

But it seems like Zimmerman may have finally picked the wrong person to obsessively stalk: Matthew Apperson also has a concealed-carry permit.

[WESH | Huffington Post]