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Jul 31, 2013 5:36 PM

Zimmerman Pulled Over for Speeding in Texas

DALLAS, Texas - George Zimmerman was pulled over by police near Dallas for speeding over the weekend. The officer gave him a warning not a ticket.

Zimmerman told the officer he had a weapon in his glove compartment and was going "nowhere in particular," according to a city manager in the town of Forney.

The gun in the glove box is legal in Texas. Police routinely ask motorists if they have weapons in the car. The officer just told him to close up the glove box and not touch the weapon.

Zimmerman asked the officer if he knew who he was. The officer replied, "why do you say that?" Zimmerman then asked the officer if he looked at the name on the drivers license. "What a coincidence," said the officer.

The city manager said the traffic stop "wasn't for super-excessive speeds," but just for "regular speeding."

Zimmerman has stayed largely out of public view since he was acquitted on July 13 in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

A few days after the not guilty verdict, Zimmerman was in the news when he helped a family escape from an overturned car.

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