Elderly Fla. Couple Forced to Move After Address Tweeted as Zimmerman's

Wednesday, 28 Mar 2012 09:39 AM

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An elderly Florida couple has been forced to abandon their home and move into a hotel after their Sanford-area address was listed on Twitter as that of George Zimmerman, the man who shot and killed Trayvon Martin.

The couple, a 70-year-old woman with a heart condition and a 72-year-old man, had received hate mail and visits from reporters, the Orlando Sentinel reported.

The woman’s son, Chip Humble, told the Sentinel the couple has moved temporarily to a hotel to avoid possible danger. The woman has a son named William George Zimmerman, who is no relation to the Zimmerman involved in the Feb. 26 shooting that has propelled a national controversy.

William Zimmerman told the Sentinel he did not know how his mother and stepfather's address became public. He said he used the address on his car and voter registration when he lived there briefly after college in 1995.

Fox News reported that the tweets were traced to a man in California and that movie director Spike Lee retweeted it to his almost 250,000 followers.

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