No charges filed in theft case involving George Zimmerman, wife

Lake Mary police investigate incident reported by Shellie Zimmerman's mother

By Erik Sandoval - Reporter

LAKE MARY, Fla. - Lake Mary police told Local 6 on Wednesday no charges will be filed in the theft case involving George and Shellie Zimmerman and her parents.

The announcement comes after nearly a month of investigation on the Sept. 27 incident reported by Shellie's mother, Machelle Dean. She called Lake Mary police to report several items were stolen from her house that she had rented to George and Shellie Zimmerman for the last year.

According to the police report obtained by Local 6 on Wednesday, Dean told police after George moved out, the writing had been scrawled on the kitchen cabinets and several expensive items had been taken.

Those items included leather theatre seating valued at $3,000 and a flat screen TV valued at $1,800. Patio furniture, a king sized matress and frame and a chair that belonged to Dean's mother were also reported stolen, according to witness statements.

As the investigation continued, Lake Mary police found out Shellie Zimmerman and her father had moved the television and they were in possession of it.

Police said both George and Shellie Zimmerman were interviewed during the investigation.

Investigators spoke with George Zimmerman, who referred them to his attorney Mark O'Mara, documents show. O'Mara offered to write a check to the Deans to cover their losses because "George didn't need the attention."

Investigators refused the offer because of the pending criminal investigation.

After a month of investigating, though, detectives say they didn't find enough evidence to prove beyond doubt that George Zimmerman had actually stolen anything.

Lake Mary police are still waiting for their forensics lab to return any video that was shot on Shellie Zimmerman's iPad during a separate incident at the same home a few weeks prior to the theft report. She told police the video may show George acting aggressively toward her.

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