When Zimmerman refused, the man patted him twice on his left arm. A report of the incident states:
"It appeared as if he was attempting to engage in a friendly gesture with Zimmerman as a reasonable person would do."
But Zimmerman apparently saw it another way, telling the deputy that the man had hit him twice, and demanded he be prosecuted.
According to Narcisse, who is an unpaid pastor at an AME church in Daytona Beach, he often sees the notorious shooter at the bar and was just simply being friendly. He said:
"I was like, 'Hey, George. How are you?' … and I tapped him on the shoulder. The next thing I know, cops say he wants to press charges. I'm very cordial with the man, but yesterday, he was belligerent. He was yelling. … He was rude to everybody."
A deputy was already called into the bar for a possible incident of battery involving a woman in Zimmerman's group, but while the officer was reviewing surveillance video in the back, another heated disturbance erupted at the front of the bar.
The deputy found Zimmerman yelling at a waitress while his friends tried to calm him down. The female employee said she was just trying to collect the group's bill, but he snatched the credit card from her hand and began to yell at her.
After being the center of several disturbances, the manager asked the deputy to remove Zimmerman from the bar — on his way being escorted out, he told the manager:
"I didn't know you were a [racial expletive] lover."
Sadly, people like George aren't going anywhere — and will frighteningly have a much stronger voice over the next four years.