Junior Alexander Guy bought his first cell phone at the age of 49 following his release from a 19-year prison sentence.
Unfortunately for Guy, he was assigned George Zimmerman’s old cell phone number.
Zimmerman, of course, stands accused of fatally shooting unarmed teenager Travyon Martin.
Guy immediately started getting threatening phone calls.
“You deserve to die!”
Guy, who works at an Orlando wastewater plant, said he got an estimated 70 threatening calls. He and his mother had to move out of their home.
“I was not only afraid for my life, I was afraid for my mother’s,” said Guy.
By the ninth day, Guy said he’d had enough and turned the phone over to an attorney. His lawyer has thus far been unsuccessful in seeking damages for his client, but T-Mobile did credit Guy’s account and waived the early termination fee.
The old Zimmerman number has now been retired.
More in the video below.
- Man gets Zimmerman’s old cell number, and threats (usnews.msnbc.msn.com)
- Orlando Man Is Freaking Out After Being Assigned George Zimmerman’s Old Cell Phone Number (businessinsider.com)
- Unlucky Guy Gets George Zimmerman’s Old Cell Number, Death Threats (huffingtonpost.com)
- Man with George Zimmerman’s old phone number harassed (nydailynews.com)