The woman who told Florida authorities in November that George Zimmerman threatened her with a gun during a heated argument recanted the allegations in documents released Monday — saying that she does not want him charged, according to a signed affidavit.
Samantha Scheibe, who refers to Zimmerman as her "boyfriend," said in a sworn statement obtained by NBC News that she felt intimidated when she was questioned by police about the Nov. 18 incident. The affidavit was attached to a motion by Zimmerman's attorney seeking to modify the conditions of her client's bond in his domestic violence case.
"I believe that the police misinterpreted me and that I may have misspoken about certain facts in my statement to the police. I do not feel that the arrest report accurately recounts what happened," she said.
Scheibe had told a 911 operator and deputies last month that she and Zimmerman were having a "verbal dispute" and she alleged that he pointed a long-barreled shotgun at her.
Zimmerman was arrested and later charged with felony aggravated assault, misdemeanor battery and misdemeanor criminal mischief, according to the Seminole County Sheriff's Office. He was directed to stay away from Scheibe's residence, among other orders.
But in the affidavit released Monday, Scheibe said: "George never pointed a gun at or toward my face in a threatening manner."
In the 911 tapes released from the Nov. 18 incident, Zimmerman denied brandishing a weapon at his girlfriend.
In the affidavit, Scheibe goes on to say that she contacted Zimmerman's lawyer, Jayne Weintraub, "to ask if there is any way that the stay away order can be lifted so that we can talk and be together."
"I am not afraid of George in any manner and I want to be with him," Scheibe stated.
When reached for comment by NBC News, Florida State Attorney 18th Judicial Court spokeswoman Lynne Hooper said that the office received a copy of the affidavit and the "State Attorney will take it into consideration as the case enters its final review for a filing decision."
Seminole County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Kim Cannaday declined to comment.
Zimmerman, 30, was acquitted earlier this year of all charges in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin.
First published December 9 2013, 3:37 PM