What I find strange is that many of these people's stories have "evolved". George Zimmerman's hasn't.
Continuing with my opinions on the evolution of George Zimmerman's story.
The CVSA interview and test were on the evening of 2/27/12, a few hours after the reenactment.CVSA,
Zimmerman: And, I was leaving my neighborhood when I saw this guy, walking slowly in front of a house, looking towards the house. And I knew he didn't live there, so that made me a little suspicious. And then he kept staring around him, at me, and behind. And it arose my suspicion. And then he was, it was raining. And, he didn't look like he was in a rush to get out the rain.
An abbreviated version of the suspicion list, omitting explicit identification of 1460 RVC, and its sensitive history. I think this is the first explicit statement that GZ knew that TM didn't live in the house that he was in front of when GZ first saw him. SPD
Zimmerman: Two or three weeks prior to that, I'd seen somebody looking in a window of the house that he was in front of.
Serino: Was he white or black?
Zimmerman: And, the guy that lives there, I know, he's active in the neighborhood watch, and he's Caucasian.
GZ told the story of his 2/2/12 NEN call
in more detail, and a little more accurately, than he had previously (45/47 of the logs
). He called because he saw a black male showing an interest in 1460 Retreat View Cir., which GZ hadn't mentioned in the earlier interviews. When the police arrived the man had left. The police found all the windows and the garage door open, and the front door unlocked. GZ gave them the owner's phone number, and they got his consent to enter and secure the house.
SPD 2/29-1, 7:41-54
Zimmerman: So when I saw him, in the same area, in front of the guy's house that I know [unintelligible] had been unsecured, and he was looking into the house, I just thought something doesn't fit right here.
SPD 2/29-1, 8:03-53
Serino: What did you see Trayvon doing, that caught you as being suspicious?
Zimmerman: He was looking at the house, intently. And then -
Serino: What, the same house?
Zimmerman: The same house that, yeah, that had, I had called about before. [Crosstalk] the window.
Serino: Did he stop, did he - ?
Zimmerman: He stopped.
Serino: In front of the house?
Zimmerman: He stopped in front of the house. And then, I drove, there was a car, like, backing up, so I, I slowed down. And then I drove around him. And he kept looking at me. And then when I passed, oh, it was raining. And then I said, you know what, he's not walking briskly, to get out of the rain. He wasn't, he didn't look like a marathon runner that is active, in like, you know, that trains in the rain. He was just walking slowly [unintelligible] the grass and onto the sidewalk. And I said "Something's off." So, that's why I called non-emergency.
I believe this is the longest of the suspicion lists, and the only one to include both 'looking at' and 'looking into' the houses. It is one of two in the SPD interviews that include TM walking on grass, the other being the reenactment
Serino: One more time. Why suspicious?
Zimmerman: It was raining.
Zimmerman: He was looking into the houses, looking behind, looking at me. He wasn't walking quickly to get out of the rain. He didn't look like he was like, trying to head home. He didn't look like a hard core athlete, that wanted to like, train in the rain, or anything. He just looked out of place.
Another abbreviated list, and the last suspicion list in the SPD interviews. I think it is the third occurrence of 'looking into' the houses. There is no mention of TM being in front of a house with a sensitive history, or of TM showing an interest in any particular house.
Serino: On drugs, why?
Zimmerman: Oh, because he just kept looking around, looking behind him, looking, just kept shifting where he was looking.
GZ's most specific description of what he meant when he said, on the NEN call,
that TM was 'looking about' (0:17-25). It was the only time that GZ explained 'looks like . . . he's on drugs'. It was the only time he was asked to.
I wouldn't call this an evolution of the story. It is a clarification of one of the original elements. I thought it was too interesting not to give it a mention, while I was going over the suspicion lists.