Zimmerman was a self appointed neighborhood watch captain for the gated community where the crime took place. Trayvon Martin was visiting the community and was returning from a convenience store with a bag of Skittles and an iced tea when the confrontation occurred.
According to a new report in the Orlando Sentinel, a source is claiming that Zimmerman’s most recent claim is that he became alarmed because Trayvon Martin was circling his vehicle. According to the Sentinel, the source said Zimmerman told police he was so worried by Martin’s behavior that he rolled up his windows to avoid trouble.
The paper notes that Zimmerman did not give these details to the non-emergency police dispatcher he had called in order to report Martin as a suspicious character. The Sentinel’s source also points out what may be an inconsistency in Zimmerman’s statements: Zimmerman reportedly told police that Martin put his hand over Zimmerman’s mouth during the fight. But investigators apparently don’t believe him, because on one 911 call, someone is screaming for help.
Zimmerman has said the screaming voice is his. But the cries are not muffled. “It’s either one or the other, it can’t be both,” Benjamin Crump, an attorney for Martin’s family, told the paper.