Florida Woman With Phone Number Similar to Zimmerman’s Overwhelmed with Death Threats


A Winter Park woman complained to police after receiving “a ton” of death threats after the Zimmerman verdict. Her phone number is similar to the phone number Zimmerman once had.
WFTV reported, via Weasel Zippers:

Winter Park woman said she began getting death threats to her cellphone after a jury acquitted George Zimmerman.

She said her number is one digit away from Zimmerman’s number and someone posted her number online thinking it was his.

Lori Tankel said she’s used to getting a ton of calls for work through her job as a sales representative for different horse companies.

But she could have never expected what began Saturday night.

“My phone just started to blow up. Phone call after phone call, multiple phone calls,” Tankel said.

She said the calls and death threats to her cell began just minutes after a jury acquitted Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

“We’re going to kill you, we’re going to get you. Watch your back,” said someone on a call.

Her number is one number off from the number Zimmerman used to make his call to police just before he fatally shot Martin.

The call and that phone number were played over and over during the trial.

Tankel showed Eyewitness News a log of nearly 100 threatening calls she’s gotten since the verdict.

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