George Zimmerman, a volunteer watchman whose acquittal in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin led to protests, was pulled over by police in Texas on Sunday (July 28) for speeding, officials said on Wednesday (July 31).
Zimmerman told the officer that he had a weapon in his glove compartment and was going "nowhere in particular," said Brian Brooks, city manager of Forney, Texas, about 25 miles (40 km) southeast of Dallas, where Zimmerman was stopped.
The gun in the glove box is legal in Texas, and police routinely ask motorists if they have weapons in the car, Brooks said. He said the entire stop lasted less than five minutes.
Brook said that Zimmerman was not "speeding excessively", and that it was a routine stop, except for the fact that it was George Zimmerman.
Zimmerman was released when it was determined that he had no warrants.