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George Zimmerman accused of stealing furniture in divorce

The 'stand your ground' shooter's mother-in-law called police after finding furniture missing from the home she rented to Shellie and George Zimmerman.

By GABRIELLE LEVY, UPI.com
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George Zimmerman accused of stealing furniture in divorce
George Zimmerman's wife, Shellie, watches her husband leave the courtroom during a recess on day twenty-four of his trial in Seminole circuit court Sanford, Florida, July 12, 2013. The prosecution will have a one hour rebuttal at the end of the defense closing arguments. Zimmerman is accused of second degree murder in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin. The jurors will be allowed to consider a lesser charge of manslaughter in the case. UPI/Joe Burbank/Pool | License Photo

The mother of George Zimmerman's estranged wife called the police Thursday, accusing her soon-to-be-former son-in-law of stealing furniture and damaging the home where he once lived with wife Shellie Zimmerman.

Lake Mary Police said they were called to the home George and Shellie Zimmerman rented from Shellie's parents, Machelle and David Dean Thursday.

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"We have a complaint that there are some items missing from 300 Sprucewood," said police spokesman Zach Hudson. "There was some damage to the house. Who committed that damage, I don't know. Was it there before hand, I don't know. We're trying to figure out exactly what we have here."

Hudson said George Zimmerman was supposed to vacate the house by Thursday, and when the Deans came by to inspect it, they found furniture and a television missing and unknown damage.

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Shellie Zimmerman was out of town Thursday when the supposed theft took place.

George Zimmerman has been involved in several run-ins with the police since his acquittal in the trial in which he was accused of murdering unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin.

Twice since the end of the trial, Zimmerman has been pulled over for speeding twice.

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Shellie Zimmerman filed for divorce earlier this month, and a few days later, he was arrested and briefly taken into custody after an incident at the same home police visited Thursday. She told police Zimmerman punched her father in the nose and smashed her iPad, threatening her while putting his hand on his gun.

She declined to press charges.

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