George Zimmerman Says He Was Punched in FL Restaurant After Talking About Trayvon Martin

He told police he was explaining that he shot Trayvon Martin in self defense.

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.

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.

When asked for his name, Zimmerman responded that he would "rather give it to the officers when they" got there. He later said about four or five friends of Eddie's were getting in their cars and leaving.

"Y'all better hurry up," Zimmerman said, as he described the motorcycle the man who punched him was leaving in, repeatedly expressing concern that officers would not arrive in time. When asked what started the argument, Zimmerman told the dispatcher, "He recognized me."

Zimmerman then requested to be treated by paramedics because he didn't "know where" he was "bleeding from."

The restaurant also called 911, but when they were called back, an employee told the dispatcher that they "almost" had a fight, but it was broken up.

The offense was listed on the police report as battery, but no one was arrested, as the suspect left before police got to the restaurant.

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