Unlucky Guy Gets Zimmerman's Old Number

He receives death threats around the clock
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 8, 2012 4:51 AM CDT
Unlucky Guy Gets Zimmerman's Old Number
George Zimmerman's old cell phone number has been retired.   (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel)

Junior Alexander Guy recently got his first-ever cell phone at the age of 49, but soon wished he hadn't bothered. Over the next couple of days, he received dozens of angry phone calls, including numerous death threats. He soon realized that T-Mobile had given him George Zimmerman's old phone number, which was given to a police dispatcher the night of the Trayvon Martin shooting and appeared in many news reports, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

Guy, who recently completed a 19-year prison sentence for cocaine trafficking, says he moved out of his home after receiving the death threats, and moved his mother, who lived with him, to a different location. He turned the phone over to a lawyer, who is seeking damages from T-Mobile. The company says it won't pay damages, but has given Guy a new phone number and account credit—and has retired Zimmerman's number. (More George Zimmerman stories.)

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