To me it seems pretty reasonable GZ, as soon as he exited the truck, that he never really anticipated getting any closer than 50 yards to him. We'll never really know but, I can't imagine TM was pussy footing around when he cut the corner and took off.
IMO we'll never know how fast TM ran because George is very hesitant to describe the running he clearly saw that came just seconds before he exited his vehicle. He never once brings up any mention of running unless prompted, and when asked specifically and directly to characterize the running, Serino presses him hard but George has no answer. Where does GZ voluntarily offer an account of TM running away from him without first being prompted? Maybe there is such an account but I don't know where. He speaks of "following" but not following a kid who ran away. But for the recorded call, and GZ's own spontaneous, expletive-laden observation that TM was running, we'd never know TM ran at all, would we? Is that something he actually
forgot or just WANTS to forget?
CS: Okay. Okay. [continues playing call ("sh*t, he's running")] Okay. Full sprint, full-on flight…jogging, trotting…describe the run.
GZ: I don’t remember. I just, cause I was on the phone. Happened so quickly.
CS: Well, ah, I understand that, George, but I guess that it’s um…if it was a bicycle theft I could say okay, but it’s kinda important. I mean, was he running as to evade you, get away from you, ah, maybe got tired of getting wet in the rain. What kinda run was it? I mean, it sounds like he’s running as to get away from you.
GZ: I don’t know why he was running.
CS: But what kinda run was it? Can’t say?
GZ: I don’t know.
IMO he is hesitant to talk about the running since it makes no sense with his false narrative of TM doubling back/hand in waistband/circling that he's just contradicted himself about when played the recording, repeatedly insisting he was "by the clubhouse" during. Why would someone try to intimidate a car bound person but then run away? IMO TM ran because GZ was behind him in a slow moving car, keeping pace with the teen after having parked facing the mailbox, in the spot he marked on the map but quickly crossed out. How many mulligans are we supposed to allow this guy?