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George Zimmerman Banned From Tinder Dating App

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

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    In this November 19, 2013, file photo, George Zimmerman, the acquitted shooter in the death of Trayvon Martin, faces a Seminole circuit judge during a first-appearance hearing on charges including aggravated assault stemming from a fight with his girlfriend in Sanford, Florida. Zimmerman, 30, was arrested after police responded to a domestic disturbance call at a house. He was acquitted in July of all charges in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager, Trayvon Martin.

    The ex-neighborhood watch volunteer who killed an unarmed black teen 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 Tampa, Florida, weekly Creative Loafing says Zimmerman used a fake name on the dating app.

    Zimmerman was acquitted in the shooting of Trayvon Martin 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.