Robert Zimmerman Jr. says his family at times receives around 400 death threats each minute since George Zimmerman was found not guilty on murder and manslaughter charges in the death of Trayvon Martin.
The news comes after Robert Zimmerman also told Breitbart's Brandon Darby that he and his family live and constant fear and are in contact 24/7. He revealed for the very first time the psychological impact the entire ordeal has had on the Zimmerman family and how their lives have been changed forever.
More from the Daily Mail:
George Zimmerman's brother today revealed their family receive as many as 400 death threats a minute on social media sites and said he almost got beaten up by two Starbucks' employees.
'No one has really asked us to get into the psychological aspect of this,' he said. 'You don’t know if some one stops you in public and says, "excuse me sir", you don’t know if you dropped your wallet or if someone recognizes you and wants to kill you.
'I think the whole ordeal has taught us to rely on one another. But it taxes everyone's mind, knowing you have to stay in touch and in constant communication because of the threats.'
He told Breitbart about a time when his phone died as he was sleeping when the family got really worried and started looking for him.
Robert Zimmerman said most of the death threats come on social media and through email. He also said they make sure to avoid any rallies nearby that could pose a "specific threat."
"Social media is a lot more bold. 'I’m in Florida, I’m going to find you, I’m going to kill you, get you, we know where you are, etc.' and 'Say hi to Trayvon Martin when I kill you'," Zimmerman explained.
He said those kinds of threats sometimes come in at an average rate of 400 per mine.
SANFORD, FL - JULY 11: Gladys Zimmerman comforts Robert Zimmerman Sr. during closing arguments in their son's, George Zimmerman, trial in Seminole circuit court July 11, 2013 in Sanford, Florida. Credit: Getty Images
Robert Zimmerman also told the story about nearly being attacked at a Starbucks when he was mistaken for his brother.
"Someone thought I was George Zimmerman. I said, no, George is in jail. They started saying, 'we know you’re Zimmerman; it’s right here on the receipt'," he recalled. "They pulled out their phones and started texting people and calling people. Someone finally noticed the receipt said Robert instead of George, or R instead of G, and they said 'Oh, it’s not George Zimmerman' and they all calmed down."
And then someone allegedly said to him, "Yeah, but you look like that Mother f***er and if you were anyone of the Zimmerman’s we were going to take you outside and beat the sh*t out of you."
Zimmerman said they were both Starbucks employees.
George Zimmerman was reportedly pulled over in Forney, Texas, for speeding earlier this week. The dashcam video and incident report were both released.
(H/T: Gateway Pundit)