An Orlando man said he began to receive threatening phone calls at all hours of the day after he got a new cell phone last month. That cell phone number belonged to George Zimmerman, the man accused of second-degree murder for the death of a Miami Gardens teen.
Junior Alexander Guy, 49, told the Orlando Sentinel he has since moved out of his house and relocated his mother for fear of their safety.
“I was not only afraid for my life, I was afraid for my mother’s,” Guy told the newspaper.
He said T-Mobile gave him a number formerly used by Zimmerman, who is awaiting trial for fatally shooting 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman told authorities his number in a recorded call that was later released to the media and made public, the newspaper said.
Guy said he hired a lawyer and is asking T-Mobile to pay for damages. The company, though, has refused and told the Sentinel they had offered Guy an opportunity to change the number and have retired Zimmerman’s old number.
Guy, who works at a wastewater plant and was recently released from jail, claims he received at least 70 calls calling him a murderer and calling for his death.