Fox News is reporting that George Zimmerman saved a man who was drowning off the coast of Florida this afternoon. He spotted the man, who chooses to remain anonymous, struggling to stay afloat about 100 yards off the coastline.
According to Fox News Zimmerman sprung into action walking on top of the water, all the way out to the drowning man telling him, “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.” The drowning man wasn’t sure of what he was seeing and said, “tell me to come to you on the water.” Zimmerman replied, “come.” The drowning man then began to walk on the water towards Zimmerman, but when he looked away began to sink and shouted, “Save me!” Zimmerman grabbed his hand and said, “you of little faith, why did you doubt?” and they continued on top of the water together back to shore.
When they got back to shore the drowning man looked at Zimmerman as he put on his hoodie to warm up and said, “thank you so much, I don’t know what I would’ve done without you.” Zimmerman now seeing the man in a hoodie instantly got nervous and began questioning the intentions of the swimmer in the water asking,”why did you go out in the water, you don’t look like you’re from these parts.” Nervous, the now saved drowning man in his hoodie backed away slowly, ran to his car, then floored it all the way to the Georgia border.
Hosts on Fox News assume the man likely is a “criminal thug who stole the car and was trying to evade being pursued by a hero vigilante.”
Zimmerman reportedly returned home to his bunker, hung up his cape, and rocked himself to sleep while humming ‘Eye of the Tiger.’