The infamous Florida neighborhood watchman is selling off an original painting of a blue American flag inscribed with part of the Pledge of Allegiance, including the phrase “Liberty and justice for all,” in order to pull himself out of debt.
Bidding for the piece started at 99 cents but it currently sits at $99,966 with the auction set to close on Dec. 21.
Here’s the description of the signed work:
“First hand painted artwork by me, George Zimmerman. Everyone has been asking what I have been doing with myself. I found a creative, way to express myself, my emotions and the symbols that represent my experiences. My art work allows me to reflect, providing a therapeutic outlet and allows me to remain indoors :-) I hope you enjoy owning this piece as much as I enjoyed creating it. Your friend, George Zimmerman.”
Although he was acquitted in July of murdering teenager Trayvon Martin, Zimmerman is reportedly now stuck with more than $2 million in legal debt.
Broke or not, he still has his supporters. In eBay’s comments section someone wrote, “Just wanted to tell you we all love you and stand behind you. You have so many people on your side I hope you know that!”
Zimmerman wrote back: “Thank you so much for the words of kindness and support. I do know how many great Americans are still here, I run into at least 3-5 a day that go out of their way to tell me the same. Your Friend, GZ @therealGeorgeZ.”