In the two years since George Zimmerman was acquitted of murder charges for shooting Trayvon Martin, he has become increasingly vocal on social media, often becoming combative with people who disagree with him.
Zimmerman’s increasingly bizarre social media activity has concerned his friends and family. “I do hope that he’ll step away from the computer and live his life,” a source close to Zimmerman tells PEOPLE. “The Twitter thing isn’t doing him any favors.”
According to the source, Zimmerman spends a lot of time on social media, seeing what people are saying about him. “Twitter is a delusional thing,” says the source. “You get a false sense of who your supporters are. And I feel like he’s falling into that trap.”
Zimmerman did not respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.
Late last month, he drew fire for retweeting a photo of Martin’s dead body. The tweet was later deleted.
But Zimmerman hasn’t curtailed his social media activity, and has now begun tweeting the personal cell number of a Tennessee auto worker, claiming that the man is behind in his child support.
In other tweets, Zimmerman posted the man’s personal cell number as his own, and encourages people to contact him “for media inquiries.”
But the man, Micah Williams, says that he doesn’t know Zimmerman. “There is no relationship, business or personal, between Mr. Micah Williams and George Zimmerman,” he says in a statement. “George Zimmerman is attempting to badger Mr. Williams by publicizing Mr. Williams’ phone numbers as his own.” Williams referred any further questions to his attorney.
It’s an interesting turnaround for Zimmerman: when actress Roseanne Barr had retweeted his parents address in 2012, the family sued the actress for $637,000. (The case was later thrown out.)
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