This is a transcript of the 2/26 non-emergency number call made by George Zimmerman. This is a raw transcript with times. This one is annotated with my judgment of sounds made during the call. This is the audio of the call. The reason I made two transcripts is so you can make your own judgments by listening to the audio while following each transcript.
Update: I’ve uploaded a new version and replaced the old one in this post with the updated version. I made some changes to the sounds. After listening to the sounds 10 or 20 times and reviewing the interviews, I think there are only four gear selector sounds. They have a distinct “chunk chunk” sound to them. The other two sounds do not. Also, I had one sound occurring at 1:10 when it should have been 1:20. That error has been corrected.
Update2: Here’s the audio: George-Zimmerman-Treyvon-Martin-911-Call
Update3: After listening to the tape numerous times, I have added a lot more sounds. I think I’ve also identified some of the sounds as windshield wipers timed at 15 second intervals. The link has been updated again.
Update4:Once again I have updated the transcript. Each time I listen to it I question myself about the identification of sounds. Thanks to Jeralyn at Talkleft.com, I was able to watch a video of a Honda Ridgeline (the truck that Zimmerman drove) and hear some of the sounds that show up on the tape. So, I’ve updated this post as well as the pdf download.
0:00 Dispatcher: Sanford Police Department. This line is being recorded. This is Sean.
0:01 (sound of windshield wipers)
0:05 Zimmerman: Hey, we’ve had some breakins in my neighborhood., and there’s a real suspicious guy, ah, it’s Retreat View Circle,. Um, the best address I can give you is 111 Retreat View Circle. This guy looks like he’s up to no good or he’s on drugs or sumpin. It’s raining and he’s just walking around looking about.
0:11 (sound of door lock?)
0:16 (sound of windshield wipers)
0:25 Dispatcher: OK. And this guy, is he white, black or Hispanic?
0:29 Zimmerman: He looks black.
0:30 Dispatcher: Did you see what he was wearing?
0:31 (sound of windshield wipers)
0:33 Zimmerman: Yeah, a, a dark hoodie, like a grey hoodie and either jeans or sweatpants and white tennis shoes. He’s here now and he’s just staring,
0:44Dispatcher: OK, he’s just walking around the area?
0:46 Zimmerman: looking at all the houses.
0:46 (sound of windshield wipers)
0:47 Dispatcher: OK.
0:48 Zimmerman: And now he’s just staring at me.
0:49 Dispatcher: OK. It’s just it’s 1 1 1 1 Retreat View? Or 111?
0:53 Zimmerman: That’s the, that’s the clubhouse (unintelligible)
0:55 Dispatcher: That’s the clubhouse.
0:56 Zimmerman: (unintelligible)
0:57 Dispatcher: Do you know what the…he’s near the clubhouse right now?
0:58 Zimmerman: Yeah. Now he’s comin towards me.
1:00 Dispatcher: OK.
1:01 (sound of windshield wipers, gear selector)
1:03 Zimmerman: He’s got his hand in his waistband.
1:05 (sound of a ding)
1:06 (sound of window rolling up?)
Zimmerman: And he’s a black male.
1:09 (sound of gear selector)
1:10 Dispatcher: OK. How old would you say he
1:11 Zimmerman: He’s got
1:12 Dispatcher: looks?
1:13 Zimmerman: a button on his shirt. Late teens.
1:14 Dispatcher: Late teens. OK.
1:16 Zimmerman: Um hum.
1:16 (sound of windshield wipers)
1:17 Zimmerman: Sumpin’s wrong with him.
1:19 (sound like a thump noise)
1:21 Zimmerman: Yup. He’s comin’ to check me out. He’s got sumpin in his hands. I don’t know what his deal is.
1:27 Dispatcher: OK, just let me know
1:28 Zimmerman: Please get an officer
1:29 Dispatcher: if he does anything…1
1:30 Zimmerman: over here.
1:31 (sound of windshield wipers)
1:32 Dispatcher: Yeah, we got em on the way. Just let me know if this guy does anything else.
1:34 Zimmerman: OK. These assholes, they always get away.
1:38 (sound of gear selector)
1:40 (sound of gear selector)
1:44 Zimmerman: Yup. When you come to the clubhouse, you come straight in and make a left. Actually you would go past the clubhouse.
1:46 (sound of windshield wipers)
1:54 Dispatcher: OK, so it’s on the left hand side from the clubhouse.
1:54 (sound of windshield wipers)
1:58 Zimmerman: No, you go in straight through the entrance and then you’d make a left. Uh, yeah, you go straight in, don’t turn and make a left. Shit, he’s running.
2:08 Dispatcher: He’s running? Which way is he running?
2:10 (door opens, sound of door alarm)
2:10 Zimmerman: Ah, down towards the, ah, other entrance of the neighborhood.
2:14 (door closes)
2:14 Dispatcher: OK. Which entrance is that that he’s heading towards?
2:17 Zimmerman; The back entrance. Fucking punks.
2:20 (wind noise)
2:23 Dispatcher: Are you following him?
2:25 Zimmerman: Yeah.
2:26 Dispatcher: OK, we don’t need you to do that.
2:28 Zimmerman: OK.
2:34 Dispatcher: Alright, sir, what is your name?
2:36 Zimmerman: George. He ran.
2:39 (wind noise stops)
2:40 Dispatcher: Alright, George, what’s your last name?
2:42 Zimmerman: Zimmerman.
2:42 (banging noise – flashlight?)
2:44 Dispatcher: And George, what’s the phone number you’re calling from?
2:46 (banging noise – flashlight?)
2:47 Zimmerman: 4 o 7 4 3 5-2 4 0 0
2:52 (banging noise – flashlight?)
2:52 Dispatcher: Alright, George, we do have em on the way. Do you want to meet with the officer when they get out there?
2:56 Zimmerman: Yeah.
2:57 Dispatcher: Alright. Where you gonna meet with them at?
3:00 Zimmerman: Um
3:02 (banging noise – flashlight?)
3:03 Zimmerman: if they come in through the ah gate,
3:05(banging noise – flashlight?)
3:06 Zimmerman: tell them to go straight past the clubhouse,
3:08(banging noise – flashlight?)
3:08 Zimmerman: and ah, straight past the clubhouse and make a left, and then they go past the mailboxes. They’ll see my truck. The keys are in the ignition.
3:18 Dispatcher: OK, what, what address are you parked in front of?
3:22 Zimmerman: Um, I don’t know. It’s a cut through, so I don’t know the address.
3:26 Dispatcher: OK, do you live in the area?
3:29 Zimmerman: Yeah, yeah…..(unintelligible)
3:30 Dispatcher: What, what’s your apartment number?
3:31 Zimmerman: It’s a home. It’s 1 9 5 0.
3:34 (banging noise – flashlight?)
3:35 Zimmerman: Oh crap, I don’t want to give that out loud. I don’t know where this kid is.
3:39 Dispatcher: OK, do you want to just meet with them right near the mailboxes then?
3:42 Zimmerman: Yeah, that’s fine.
3:45 Dispatcher: Alright George, I’ll let them know to meet you when they’re
3:48 Zimmerman: I think, could you have them
3:48 Dispatcher: out there
3:49 Zimmerman: Could you have them call me, and I’ll tell them where I’m at?
3:51 Dispatcher: OK. Yeah, that’s no problem.
3:53 Zimmerman: You need my number or you go it?
3:55 Dispatcher: Yeah, I, I got it. 4 o 7 4 3 5-2 4 0 0?
3:59 Zimmerman: Yeah, you go it.
4:00 Dispatcher: OK, no problem. I’ll let em know to call you when they’re in the area.
4:03 Zimmerman: Thanks.
4:03 Dispatcher: You’re welcome.