\George Zimmerman told police he was punched in the face Sunday night at a restaurant in Sanford, Florida, while explaining to fellow diners that he shot Trayvon Martin in self-defense, according to a police report released by the Seminole County Sheriff's Office.
While witnesses claim in the police report that Zimmerman bragged that he shot Martin, Zimmerman said in the report that he was not bragging, but trying to explain he shot Martin self-defense.
Zimmerman shot 17-year-old Martin on February 26, 2012, while on neighborhood watch duty. He was charged with second-degree murder but was acquitted after he was found not guilty by a jury on July 13, 2013.
Zimmerman arrived at Gators Riverside Grill Sunday night to place a takeout order when he complimented a patron's tattoos, he told police. When the man asked Zimmerman to "prove" that he was "the one" who shot Martin, Zimmerman pulled out his driver's license and began to explain that he shot Martin in self defense, according to its report.
As Zimmerman spoke to the tattooed individual, another man, identified by police as Eddie, asked Zimmerman if he was "bragging" about shooting Martin, the police report reads. Zimmerman replied no, the continues. Eddie later punched Zimmerman in the face after telling him to "get the f*** out" of the restaurant twice, despite Zimmerman stating that he wasn't looking for trouble, according to the police report.