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George Zimmerman Rescue Victims Don't Want to Portray Him as a Hero

On Monday, news broke that George Zimmerman emerged from hiding to rescue a family of four from an overturned SUV after an accident.

And apparently, the couple Zimmerman rescued had planned a news conference for today. But they changed their minds because they don't want to portray him as a hero.

Oh, snap.

See also: George Zimmerman Rescued Truck Crash Victims in Sanford

Mark and Dana Gerstle had planned to hold the presser at the Orlando law office of Zimmerman's attorney, Mark O'Mara.

As a spokesperson for O'Mara put it, the couple didn't want to be in the spotlight.

But according to the Daily Mail, though the Gerstles are thankful to Zimmerman, they don't want to "talk publicly about him for fear they will be accused of portraying him as a hero."

Of course, part of that is because they fear a news conference praising Zimmerman's efforts would likely backfire and bring about death threats.

Even so, Zimmerman could have, at the very least, been hailed as a local hero, if only he hadn't gone and shot an unarmed black kid and gotten away with it.

According to the Sanford Police Department, Zimmerman pulled the family from the overturned truck between the intersection of I-4 and Route 417, which is less than a mile from where Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin.

Zimmerman and another man helped the couple and their two children out of the flipped SUV.

It was the first time Zimmerman had emerged from hiding since his acquittal on July 13.

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