Business denies hiring Zimmerman for security

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The manager of a Florida business where George Zimmerman was questioned by police says Zimmerman was never hired to provide security, despite his claims to authorities.

DeLand police report that two officers spotted Zimmerman and his dog parked behind Pompano Pat's, a motorcycle and gun store, early Sunday and approached him.

According to a police report, Zimmerman told officers the owner gave him permission to be there to provide security after a recent burglary. The report says officers couldn't reach the owner. No citations were issued.

Pompano Pat's manager Sam Porter told The Associated Press in a phone call Tuesday that Zimmerman "in no way, shape or form" is employed by the store. Owner Pat Johnson didn't immediately return a phone message.

Zimmerman was acquitted last summer in the teenager Trayvon Martin's shooting.

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