Spike Lee's Re-tweet Causes Elderly Couple to Abandon Home in Fear

Spike Lee's Re-tweet Causes Elderly Couple to Abandon Home in Fear

Susan Jacobson of the Orlando Sentinel reports that an elderly Florida couple has fled their home, after Spike Lee re-tweeted their address, thinking he was sending people to the home of George Zimmerman, who shot and killed Trayvon Martin.

Jacobson reports:

A school-cafeteria lunch lady and her husband have received hate mail, unwanted visits from reporters and fearful inquiries from neighbors — all because their Sanford-area address is being disseminated on Twitter as belonging to Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman, her son said late Tuesday.

The woman, 70, who has a heart condition, and her husband, 72, have temporarily moved to a hotel to avoid the spotlight and possible danger, said son Chip Humble of Longwood.

The woman has another son named William George Zimmerman who lived with her in 1995 and still lives in Central Florida. He is no relation to George Zimmerman, 28, who killed 17-year-old Trayvon Feb. 26, sparking national outrage and international interest.

The elderly couple are the latest victims of an attempt by the organized left–with the blessing of President Barack Obama himself–to exploit the death of Trayvon Martin to inflame political and racial divisions.