Published December 17, 2013
A painting by George Zimmerman is going for nearly six-figures on the online-auction site eBay.
Florida’s infamous neighborhood watchman is trying to pull himself out of debt by selling his original artwork online.
His first piece — a blue American flag with some choice words from the Pledge of Allegiance, including “Liberty and justice for all” — went from an initial bid of 99 cents to $99,966 as of early Tuesday. Bidding ends on Dec. 21.
Zimmerman’s brother, Robert Zimmerman, confirmed to Florida’s Bay News 9 that the piece was an original work.
“Everyone has been asking what I have been doing with myself,” the struggling artist wrote in his description of the piece online. “My art work allows me to reflect, providing a therapeutic outlet and allows me to remain indoors.”
The description ends with the words, “Your friend, George Zimmerman.”
Zimmerman, who in July was acquitted in the racially charged fatal shooting of black teen Trayvon Martin, is in more than $2 million of legal debt, according to his lawyer. He was recently arrested for domestic violence after an incident with his girlfriend, but those charges have been dropped.