George Zimmerman, the man who was acquitted in the 2012 shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Central Florida, was kicked off Tinder after he allegedly created a fake dating profile.
George Zimmerman, the man who was acquitted in the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin, is apparently on the market.
However, Fungi and Bumble not to help him with his quest.
Zimmerman, 35, reportedly went under the name “Carter” on Tinder, according to screen grabs of his dating profile that is obtained by Creative Loafing Tampa Bay. “Carter” and described himself as a self and as a Liberty University graduate who was “looking for carefree fun.” His profile claimed that he likes to go outside and enjoyed the fish.
“I love adventure, not into huge crowds,” his profile stated, according to the screenshots. “I am also in for a quiet night with Longhorn.”
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Tinder said in a statement that they are removed from the profile of the platform.
“In tinder, we take our users’ security very seriously and our team is deleted this profile from our platform,” Tinder said in a statement.
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“We make use of a network of leading automated and manual and review the tools, systems and processes and spend millions of dollars per year to prevent, monitor and remove bad actors who have violated our Community rules and guidelines,” the statement continues.
This is not the first time Zimmerman is the kickoff for a dating app. In December, Bumble “blocked and banned” him twice, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
“George Zimmerman was blocked and banned in December 2018 when we first discovered his profile and we have blocked and banned him again after we were informed by our users that he had made, in a new non-verified profile,” a Bumble spokesman said.
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“We get coffee and cake pops I am looking for a mature and fun woman that is ready to be loved and respected the way she deserves and is able to do,” Zimmerman wrote on his Bumble profile.
Zimmerman, a onetime neighborhood watch volunteer, fatally shot Martin, the 17-year-old unarmed black teenager who was staying at the gated townhouse community in Sanford where Zimmerman lived in 2012. He was acquitted of criminal charges in 2013.
Tinder not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Fox News’ Nicole Darrah contributed to this report.