Video shows police interview with George Zimmerman's girlfriend

Samantha Scheibe tells deputies he threatened her with a gun


SANFORD, Fla. – A newly released video sheds more light on what Samantha Scheibe claimed George Zimmerman did at her Apopka home to prompt her to call 911.

Police were called to the home on Nov. 18 after a 911 call from Scheibe and Zimmerman showed both needed help.

The video, posted online by investigative journalist Cristi O'Connor [see video below], shows Scheibe's complete interview with Seminole County sheriff's investigators just hours after she claimed Zimmerman pointed a gun at her.

"He pointed it at me for a second and said, 'do you really want me to do this?' because I told him I would call the cops," Scheibe told the investigator.

Charges filed against Zimmerman were later dropped after Scheibe told the State Attorney's office in a sworn affidavit that police "misinterpreted her." She said she felt "the arrest report didn't accurately recount what happened."

In the document, she said, "Zimmerman never pointed a gun at or toward my face in a threatening manner."

In the video, Scheibe is seen showing the investigator how Zimmerman held the gun when she said he pointed it at her.


Scheibe also later claimed she's "not afraid of George in any manner."

"I didn't know if he was going to hit me with (a gun)," she said. "I didn't know if he was going to threaten me with it. I didn't know what he was going to do."

"Were you in fear of your safety?" the interviewer asked.

"Absolutely," Scheibe said. "I backed off."

Scheibe also told the investigator Zimmerman had choked her so badly during a previous argument she couldn't breathe or talk. He asked her why she didn't call police.

"Because I feel like he always gets off," Scheibe said.

Local 6 reached out to Zimmerman's attorney about the video. She had no comment after watching it.

Scheibe didn't respond to requests for a comment.


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