George Zimmerman banned from Tinder dating app

Published: Apr. 22, 2019 at 7:44 AM EDT
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By: Associated Press

April 22, 2019

MIAMI (AP) - The ex-neighborhood watch volunteer who killed Trayvon Martin in Florida in 2012 has been banned from the dating app Tinder.

An emailed statement from Tinder cited users' safety as a reason for removing George Zimmerman's profile. An article by Creative Loafing Tampa says Zimmerman used a fake name on the dating app.

Zimmerman was acquitted in the shooting of the unarmed black teen on the grounds of self-defense.

He has had several run-ins with the law, including a 2015 arrest after he was accused of throwing a wine bottle at his girlfriend. The case was dropped. In November, he entered a no contest plea to resolve a charge of stalking a private investigator associated with a documentary on Martin.