Report: Woman Receives Hundreds of Death Threats Intended for Zimmerman
A Florida woman named Lori Tankel has reportedly been receiving death threats intended for the family of George Zimmerman, who was recently acquitted in the killing of Trayvon Martin.
The woman said she began receiving death threats immediately after Zimmerman was acquitted because her number was one digit off from the phone number Zimmerman used to make the now infamous 911 call about Martin.
“My phone just started to blow up. Phone call after phone call, multiple phone calls," said Tankel to the local news station, WFTV 9. "We're going to kill you, we're going to get you,” and “Watch your back," were among the reported threats. The news station reported that “a log of nearly 100 calls” were shown to them by Tankel.
“They [Seminole County Sheriff’s Office] said they were averaging 400 death threats per minute on social media sites, so what I was getting was just a drop in the bucket," said Tankel.
The Seminole County Sheriff’s Department declined comment on the
case and forwarded Breitbart News to the City of Winter Park Police
Department. In a telephone interview with Breitbart News, Winter Police
Department’s Sergeant Kevin Roesner stated: "I am unable to comment on
any specific case, but I can tell you our department takes any and all
complaints from victims seriously.”
He stated, "We meet with any person
who makes a complaint and we investigate to the fullest.”