Zimmerman pulled over -- and packing heat?

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  • Police stopped George Zimmerman Wednesday in Forney, Texas, for a traffic violation
  • Defense spokesperson says Zimmerman's permit to carry a gun is still valid
Geroge Zimmerman was pulled over by cops in Forney, Texas

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George Zimmerman was a long way from home Sunday when he was pulled over by cops for a traffic violation. An officer in Forney, Texas, gave the former neighborhood watch captain a verbal warning for the July 28 incident, according to the police report.

Defense team communications director Shawn Vincent told HLN that Zimmerman's attorneys have no direct confirmation that their client was involved in the traffic stop. But Vincent said he saw the dash cam photo and said, "It's probably George."

Vincent also responded to reports that Zimmerman -- who was recently acquitted of murder charges -- told officers he had a gun in his glove compartment, saying Zimmerman's permit is still legal and it makes sense for him to protect himself in light of personal threats to his security.

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The last time defense attorneys communicated with Zimmerman, according to Vincent, was Friday, when he was still in Florida.

Zimmerman was declared a free man on July 13, 2013, by a jury of six women. He had been charged with second-degree murder for killing Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida, on Feb. 26, 2012. The 17-year-old was walking through Zimmerman’s neighborhood that night when Zimmerman saw him and told police that he looked suspicious. The two got into an altercation, and Zimmerman said he was forced to draw his gun and shoot Martin in self-defense.

He was last seen publicly in Florida on July 17, when police say he helped a family escape their overturned vehicle.

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